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Item Description: An extensive and wide-ranging collection of brochures, folders and books on climbing and hiking and all other aspects related to mountaineering mainly in the Central European mountain areas. The brochures and folders concentrate on the decisive factor in that far-reaching process: the emergence of tourism. This part of the collection, comprised of 653 rare and beautiful designed travel brochures and folders, show a colorful and fascinating overview of summer tourism in the central European mountain areas (mainly Austria and Switzerland) as it developed since the 1920s: from an exclusive hiking and climbing area for the European elite during the first half of the 20th century, to the very popular and well facilitated commercial centers as we know the today. Many of these were designed by notable (poster) artists such as Herbert Matter (especially interesting because of the photomontage techniques used), Hubert Mumelter, Martin Peikert, Franz Stümvoll, Hans Thoni, and contain numerous photographs from leading photographers and various panorama's and maps by Josef Rueb, Heinrich Caesar Berann, Max Bieder, Füssli, Wolfgang Hausamann and A. Klopfenstein.The book collection of ca. 875 pieces provides an comprehensive overview of climbing on all continents, most prominently in the Alps, the Andes, the Himalaya and the Karakoram. Except for numerous, well-documented narratives of the climbing expeditions of unexplored summits and other ascents in remote and little-known mountain wilderness since the 1850s, the collection zooms in on a broad range of related subjects. These include the mental and technical aspects of climbing, climbing equipment, the art of previewing and reading of available (and easiest) routes, climbing accommodations and mountain huts, as well as risk and safety. But also detailed physical and social geographical descriptions of the mountain area, its peoples, customs and architecture and the gradual opening up of the terrain. This exceptional collection was brought together by the Dutch amateur-mountaineer Bastiaan Cornelis Pieter Hendrik van Baak, a fanatical climber and hiker since the early 1930s, fascinated and inspired by the overwhelming and ever challenging mountain world. Bookseller Inventory # E96DC5TINBLU

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Epitome trium terrae partium, Asiae, Africae et: VADIANUS, Joachim (Joachim

Item Description: Alden & Landis 534/31; Harrisse, BAV 189; JCB I, p. 460; Karrow 58/47.1; Sabin 98279 (erroneously dated 1533); Shirley 70; VD 16, V20. First edition of Vadianus's influential description of the world, with the very important map of the world depicting America for almost the first time, showing the complete outline of South America and according to Sabin "lacking in most of the copies located". The map is a reduced size copy of the world map attributed to Sebastian Münster published in Grynaeus's Novis orbis regionum ac insularum veteribus incognitarum (Basel, 1532) itself primarily based on Waldseemüller's map of 1507.Vadianus describes all the continents, seas and islands, regions, mountains and towns of the world, with separate chapters on Europe, Africa, Asia, Palestine and even Paradise, offering a geographical reading of biblical history. The description of America can be found on pp. 263-273. In the same year an octavo edition was published (without the map), later followed by several other editions.Small worm hole in the outer margin of pp. 175-226. Very good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 22546

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Voyage pittoresque aux lacs de Zurich, Zoug,: WETZEL, Johann Jakob

WETZEL, Johann Jakob (1781-1834) und Franz HEGI (1774-1850).

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Item Description: Gross-Folio (358 x 305 mm). Mit 10 von Franz Hegi in Aquatinta geätzten und handkolorierten Ansichtstafeln. Titel mit schwarzgrundiger Verlagsvignette, 48 S. Text. Roter Halbmaroquinband mit lederverstärkten Ecken. Zürich, Orell, Fussli et compagnie, Imprimeurs-Libraires et Marchands d'Estampes, 1819. Ein gänzlich unbeschnittenes und komplettes Exemplar des wohl schönsten Bandes aus der grossartigen Folge von Veduten zu den Schweizer Seen, die zwischen 1817 und 1827 entstanden und deren französischer Begleittext auf feinem Vélinpapier gedruckt wurde. Enthalten sind hier die Ansichten aus Wetzels Heimatkanton und den benachbarten Landschaften des Walen-, Lauerzer-, Zuger- und Aegerisees. Seit 1810 als selbständiger Künstler in Zürich tätig, wurde der Bleuler-Schüler Johann Jakob Wetzel schnell bekannt für seine Landschaftsveduten, die er fast ausnahmslos mit Aquarellfarben und nicht mehr mit den bis dahin verwendeten Deck- und Gouachefarben selbst kollorierte und dabei hervorragende Resultate erzielte. Zu seinen prominentesten ausländischen Auftraggebern zählte Wetzel unter anderen Kaiser Franz I., für den er 1814 die spektakuläre Ansicht des Rheinfalls malte und den österreichischen Fürsten und grossen Bibliophilen Franz Joseph von Dietrichstein (1767-1858). Der um 1810/1820 aufkommende Tourismus führte viele wohlhabende Besucher in die Schweiz, wo sie sich vor ihrer Heimkehr mit den wunderbar handkolorierten Veduten der 'Schweizer Kleinmeister' als Erinnerungsstücke eindeckten. Mit der 'Voyage pittoresque au Lac des Waldstettes ou des IV cantons' erschien 1817 bei Orell Füssli der erste Band von Wetzels grossartiger Folge. Innerhalb von zehn Jahren schuf er insgesamt 137 Aquatinta-Veduten, die zum grossen Teil von Franz Hegi meisterhaft geäzt und "nach den Vorbildern des Meisters von geschickten Coloristen sorgfältig" koloriert wurden. In akkurater Zeichenmanier wird die Landschaft wiedergegeben, wobei der Künstler in aller Regel den unverstellten Weitblick bevorzugte, deren Tiefenwirkung er mittels tief angesetzter Horizontlinie noch zu verstärken wusste. Orell Füssli vertrieb die Veduten auch einzeln "um 12 franz. Franken", wie eine Rezension in der Allgemeinen Literatur-Zeitung [Nr. 108, Kol. 861-862] vom September 1819 offenbart. Insgesamt vier Tafeln zeigen den Zürichsee, je zwei den Zuger- und Walensee sowie je eine den Lauerzer- und den Aegerisee. Die auf insgesamt 137 Originalplatten angewachsene Zahl von Johann Jakob Wetzels Seeveduten veräusserte der Verlag Orell Füssli ein Jahr nach dessen Tod an den aus Oberrieden stammenden Zürcher Kunsthändler und Verleger Hans Felix Leuthold (1799-1859), der sie vor allem in Einzelblättern vertrieb, sie aber auch innerhalb der 'Cinquante vues pittoresques de la Suisse' von 1841unter seinem eigenen Namen neu auflegte. - Vortitel und Schlussblatt etwas stockfleckig, wenige Textblätter stellenweise mit minimsten Stockflecken oder Bräunung, ein vorzügliches Exemplar. Appenzeller 224-233; Lonchamp 3184; Wäber 307; J. J. Wetzel. Leben, Werk und Wirken (Kat. 21 der Galerie Kempf, Zürich [1988]), S. 11, 12, 41, 44, 48, 50, 57 und 73; Brun III, S. 492, Nr. 2; Hofer/Hägeli, Zürcher Personen-Lexikon (1986), S. 362f.; Leemann-van Elck, Druck, Verlag, Buchhandel im Kanton Zürich von den Anfängen bis um 1850. Completely untrimmed and complete copy of the most beautiful volume from the grand series of hand-colored views of Swiss Lakes, with descriptive text in French printed on velin paper. The whole life of the Zurich painter and Bleuler disciple Johann Jakob Wetzel was dedicated to painting landscapes. After he started his own business in 1810 he began in 1817 with his series of 'Picturesque Voyages to the Lakes of Switzerland', which became his chief and best loved work. Four plates depict the Lake of Zurich, two each the Walensee and the Lake of Zug, one the Lake of Lauerz and the Lake of Aegerin near Zug. In 1835, one year after the artist's decease, the publisher Orell Füslli sold the o. Bookseller Inventory # B350314

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The book of the thousand nights and: ARABIAN NIGHTS]. BURTON,

Item Description: Scheherazade's web: the 1001 nights & comparative literature, J. Ross’s bibliography 10 & 11; cf. Penzer, pp. 126-132 (other Burton club editions). The so-called "manuscript edition" of Richard Burton's celebrated translation of Alf Laylah Wa Laylah, commonly known in English as the Arabian nights. These Arabic tales, cherished in Europe since the early 18th century, are often erotic in content, and in Burton's unexpurgated translation they outraged Victorian England. Burton included numerous footnotes and a scholarly apparatus, offering a vivid picture of Arabian life (including sexual customs), which set his translation apart from earlier English renderings. The present edition (limited to 99 sets, the present being copy no. 49) includes a manuscript leaf from a text by Burton. In the present copy this is a book review by Burton, of a French translation of Johannis de Capua's Latin translation of a Hebrew translation of the Panchatantra, a Sanskrit frame story written several centuries before the Arabian nights. The notes at the head show that it was used as printer’s copy.The title-page of volume one uses the correct main title, The book of the thousand nights and a night, but confusingly mixes it with part of the subtitle of the Supplemental nights: "to the book of the thousand one nights with notes anthropological and explanatory". To add further confusion it says "volume three", though the content is that of volume one. The volume number is clearly a printer's error, apparently corrected early in the press run.Some minor browning to the endpapers, those of the first volume partly detached and with a small pieces torn off, the binding has some very minor wear to the hinges, and a few headbands have been carefully repaired. A fine set. Bookseller Inventory # J3MA10E7L7XG

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Item Description: Die erste Publikation der Zürcher Dadaisten, zugleich ein bedeutendes Dokument der Dada-Bewegung. In dieser Veröffentlichung ist erstmals der Name "DADA" dokumentarisch belegt. Mit Beiträgen von Guillaume Apollinaire, Hans Arp, Hugo Ball, Francesco Cangiullo, Blaise Cendrars, Emmy Henning, Jacob van Hoddis, Richard Huelsenbeck, Marcel Janco, Wassilij Kandinsky, F.T. Marinetti, L. Modigliani, M. Oppenheimer, Pablo Picasso, O. van Rees, M. Slodki und Tristan Tzara. Eines der wenigen Exemplare mit dem deutschen Titelblatt und Einleitung von Hugo Ball. In 500 Exemplaren erschienen. Sehr schönes Exemplar. - Raabe, Zeitschriften 28. Bookseller Inventory # 12600AB

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Coryate, Thomas

Published by Printed by W[illiam] S[tansby], London (1611)

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Item Description: Printed by W[illiam] S[tansby], London, 1611. First edition. Quarto in eights (8 1/8 x 6 inches; 206 x 153 mm). [-]2; a8-b8 ([-]1 inserted after a3); b4; c8-g8; h4-l4; B8-D8 (D3 inserted after preceding D); E8-3C8; 3D4; [-]2 (first is signed 3E3 and both are errata). The present copy collates the same as Pforzheimer. Illustrated with engraved title-page by William Hole and five engraved plates. Plates include the woodcut of the badge of the Prince of Wales as well as three folding plates. Also illustrated with two inter-textual engravings and numerous woodcut initials and head-pieces. With two leaves of errata. 19th-century straight-grain red morocco. Boards ruled and stamped in gilt with a central gilt coat-of-arms of Sir Henry Harben. Gilt dentelles and board edges. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Some occasional light dampstaining and a few instances of old ink maginalia. The clock plate has been reinforced on the back side with two small tape repairs. The clock plate is not cropped which is rare. Engraved title is inserted on a stub. It has been remargined on the outer right margin and cropped close, as usual. Some light rubbing to edges and hinges. Book plates on front endpapers of Henry Devenish Harben, Dogmersfield Library and Arthur and Charlotte Vershbow. An exceptional copy."Perfect copies with the plates intact are not common.The D.N.B. has repeated the statement that the Chetham copy is the only perfect one know." (Pforzheimer 218) This copy owned by and bound for Sir Henry Harben (1823-1911) who was the driving force behind the Prudential Insurance Company and was knighted in 1897. This copy also with the bookplate of his grandson, Henry Devenish Harben (1874-1967), chairman of Prudential Insurance Company."There probably has never been another such combination of learning and unconscious buffoonery as is here set forth. Coryate was a serious and pedantic traveller who (as he states in his title) in five months toilsome travel wandered, mostly on foot, over a large part (by his own reckoning 1,975 miles) of western Europe. His adventures probably appeared to his contemporaries as more ridiculous than exciting, but at this remove, his chronicle by its very earnestness provides an account of the chief cities of early seventeenth century Europe which is at least valuable as it is amusing. It was probably his difficulties with the booksellers which induced Coryate to solicit the extraordinary sheaf of testimonials prefixed to the volume. Possibly he acted upon the notion apparently now current among publishers of social directories that every person listed is a prospective purchaser of the work. At any rate he secured contributions from more than sixty writers at the time. Among his panegyrists appear the names of Jonson, Chapman, Donne, Campion, Harington, Drayton, Davies of Hereford, and others, each contributor vying to mock poor Coryate with solemn ridicule." (Pforzheimer 218) "Coryate drew on his experiences in writing Coryats Crudities (1611), which was intended to encourage courtiers and gallants to enrich their minds by continental travel. It contains illustrations, historical data, architectural descriptions, local customs, prices, exchange rates, and food and drink, but is too diffuse and bulky-there are 864 pages in the 1905 edition-to become a vade-mecum. To solicit 'panegyric verses' Coryate circulated copies of the title-page depicting his adventures and his portrait, which had been engraved by William Hole and which he considered a good likeness. About sixty contributors include many illustrious authors, not all in verse, some insulting, some pseudonymous. Prince Henry accepted the dedication but insisted that all were published. " (Oxford Dictionary of National Biography) Cox 98. Keynes 70. Pforzheimer 218. Bookseller Inventory # 897

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Ulysses - One of the earliest copies: Joyce, James

Joyce, James

Published by Paris: Shakespeare and Company (1922)

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Item Description: Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1922. Hardcover. Book Condition: Wie neu. Dust Jacket Condition: Wie neu. 1. Auflage. Paris: Shakespeare and Company. 1922. First Edition, First Printing. A fine and tall copy in a beautiful modern dark blue morocco binding ("Ulysses" blind stamped in black on the spine) by renowned Swiss bookbinder Jean Luc Honegger (and signed by him). Original deep blue front and back wrappers bound in, and in very beautiful condition. This is one of the earliest copies of Ulysses ever printed: according to Sylvia Beach's record of sales, this copy - No. 267 - was sold to the Irish Bookshop (located at 45 Dawson Street, Dublin, and run by P. S. O'Hegarty at that time) on February the 10th, 1922. Apart from copies 901 and 901 which were delivered on the 2nd of February 1922 (Joyce's birthday) and copies 254 and 255 (both sold on the 9th of February), no other copies were sold before this one. What is more, this copy was inscribed by Joyce on the half-title in the following way: "To / Peggy Guggenheim / James Joyce / Paris / 17 January 1938[?]". Sadly, this inscription, though still legible, was erased by a later owner and the date cannot be fully determined. It bears the ownership inscription of Swiss writer Charles-Albert Cingria (1883-1954) on the front free endpaper. Both Joyce and Cingria were published together in "Poèmes" (1926) and in the magazine "Bifur" (1929 onwards). Cingria is considered one of the most original writers in the French-speaking part of Switzerland and listed as one of Joyce's literary successors in "James Joyce: Sa Vie, Son OEvre, Son Rayonnement" (Paris 1949). Unfortunately, none of his works have been translated into English. We have contacted several authorities on Joyce, Guggenheim and Cingria, but have not been able to make a definitive connection: Guggenheim's order of a copy of Ulysses (No. 339) was cancelled in Silvia Beach's book. Joyce and Guggenheim first met the day after Christmas in 1937 (which resulted in Beckett and Guggenheim having a short fling). In 1938 Guggenheim gave Joyce a blackthorn stick as a birthday present. The conjecture here is that Joyce presented her with this copy in token of gratitude and in the hope of securing the help of another wealthy patron. How the copy got into Cingria's possession is not known. However, he owned two other copies of Ulysses (the second edition in English, Egoist Press 1922, and the first French edition of 1929), the presentation inscriptions by Joyce in both of which were erased in the same way. This item is part of our Catalogue 10: James Joyce, which you can browse through at ygrbooks.ch. Signatur des Verfassers. Bookseller Inventory # 010402

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Coryats crudities; hastily gobled up in five: Coryate, Thomas

Item Description: printed by W[illiam] S[tansby for the author], London, 1611. First edition. First edition. Engraved title by William Hole featuring portrait bust of author surrounded by emblematic figures, four additional engraved plates (2 folding) and 2 engravings in text also by Hole, full-page woodcut badge of the Prince of Wales. 472 leaves. [196], 364, [23], 366-393, [23], 395-398, 403-655, [51] pp. [pi1] [ pi1] a-b? b? c-g? h-l? B-C? D?(D1 + [chi]3 signed: D1, D2, unsigned) E-3C? 3D? [3E] (signed Eee3) [3F] . Letterpress title: "Three Crude Veines are Present in This Booke.". With errata leaf and apology for errata leaf; separate title for "Posthuma fragmenta poematum georgii coryati". 4to (209 x 145 mm). The First Grand Tour, One of the Great English Literary Curiosities. Coryate (1577?-1617), son of the rector at Odcombe, Somerset, was educated at Oxford but left without taking a degree and found a position in the house of Henry, Prince of Wales, as something of an unofficial court jester. In 1608 he undertook a journey across the continent, much of it by foot, which established precedence for the Grand Tour which became a matter of ritual for the well-to-do British in generations to come. Coryate's idiosyncratic account remains an important work of early English literature; "intended to encourage courtiers and gallants to enrich their minds by continental travel, [it] contains illustrations, historical data, architectural descriptions, local customs, prices, exchange rates, and food and drink" (ODNB). "There probably has never been another such combination of learning and unconscious buffoonery as is here set forth. Coryate was a serious and pedantic traveller who in five months toilsome travel wandered, mostly on foot, over a large part (by his own reckoning 1,975 miles) of western Europe. His adventures probably appeared to his contemporaries as more ridiculous than exciting, but at this remove his chronicle by its very earnestness provides an account of the chief cities of early seventeenth century Europe which is at least as valuable as it is amusing" (Pforzheimer). Coryate's narrative is preceded by an impressive number of panegyrics by London literati, including Jonson, Chapman, Donne, Campion, Harington, Drayton, and many others. These were solicited by Corayte probably as a way of demonstrating to potential booksellers that there would be ample interest in the work. The panegyrics, however, mock as much as (or more than) they pay tribute, and "during the winter of 1610-1611, this baiting of Coryate was apparently the talk of all literary London" (ibid). The present copy is complete, with the errata leaf, a leaf preceding and apologizing for the errata leaf, and all plates and illustrations. "Perfect copies with the plates intact are not common" (Pforzheimer)"In May 1608 Coryate sailed from Dover to Calais and made his way to Paris, which he found even filthier and smellier than London. At Fontainebleau he was befriended by members of Henri IV's garde écossaise and saw more of the royal household than would normally have been permitted to chance visitors. He journeyed on to Lyons, through Savoy to Turin, Milan, Mantua, and Padua. His description of how Italians shielded themselves from the sun resulted in apparently the first mention of 'umbrella' in English literature. Table forks, almost unknown in England, were in general use in Italy; Coryate acquired one, imitated the Italian fashion of eating and continued to do so frequently when he came home."Arriving in Venice on 24 June 1608 Coryate presented two letters of introduction to the English ambassador, Sir Henry Wotton, who, perhaps impressed by the letter which mentioned that Coryate was remotely related to the earl of Essex, did him many kindnesses. These included rescuing him in the ambassadorial gondola from a threatening crowd of Jews who objected to Coryate preaching Christianity to their rabbi. Later he was to risk reprisals for antipathy to Roman Catholic rites and, during his Eastern travels, for proclaiming against Islam. After six week. Bookseller Inventory # 307449

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Briefe aus der Schweiz nach Hannover geschreiben,: ANDREAE, Johann Gerhard

Item Description: ADB I, p. 447; Barth 17539; Lonchamp 118; Wäber 37. Richly illustrated work on the geology and natural history of Switzerland by Johann Gerhard Reinard Andreae (1724-1793), a German pharmacist and chemist, resulting from his scientific journey to the Alps in 1763. The letters he sent to his friends during this period were first published in 1764 and 1765 in the Hannover Magazin and in 1776 as this beautiful new corrected, enlarged and first illustrated edition of his correspondence appeared, including many notes by Jakob Samuel Wyttenbachs and 15 excursions by Swiss scholars. Added are over 90 engravings from various sources, collected by Alb. Müller, who acquired the book in 1819, by different artists such as Georg Chr. Kilian. Also added is a copy in manuscript of a letter in French by Prof. d'Annone to Prof. Bernoullé in Berlin, dated 1776, containing an addition to page 31. Some browning. Good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 21899

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De disciplina puerorum, recteque formandis eorum &: BECH, Philipp, ed.].

Item Description: Ad 1: VD16, B1342 (5 copies); USTC 629492 (4 of the same 5 copies); ad 2: USTC 198586 (4 copies). Two rare works, both the first editions of these collections, in an elegant French binding from ca. 1700.Ad 1: Rare first and only collective edition of 27 Latin pedagogical works originally published separately in the first half of the 16th century. It includes texts by Louis Vives, Erasmus, Rudolph Agricola, Melanchthon, Christophe Hegendorf, Otho Brundels, Sebald Heyden and others. Even the separately published works are very rare and hard to bring together. This collection presents the essential pedagogical concepts and opinions of the Renaissance. Ad 2: Rare first edition of a selection of excerpts from Greek epistles by more than a dozen classical authors, printed by Guillaume Morel. The authors include Diogenes of Sinope, Apollonius of Tyana, Philostratus, Theophilact and many more. It is followed by a Latin translation. With extensive contemporary annotations in the Greek text of the Epistolae, owner's inscription and bookplate. With some running heads and page numbers in the Epistolae shaved, but otherwise in very good condition, with only minor browning and one quire of the Disiplina with a tiny marginal worm trail. Two rare collective editions of Greek epistles and Latin pedagogical texts, beautifully bound. Bookseller Inventory # 15097

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Schotanus van Sterringa, Bernhard

Published by Leeuwarden, Franc?ois Halma,, 1718

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Item Description: Leeuwarden, Franc?ois Halma,, 1718. Book Condition: sehr guter Zustand. Shirley R. W.: Maps in the Atlases of the British Library: T.HALM-2a; Koeman, vol III, pp. 122-3. - Ein herrliches Exemplar des berühmten Friesland-Atlases. Alle Karten und Stiche in prächtigem zeitgenössischen Kolorit. Zweite und erweiterte Ausgabe der ersten Atlas der niederländischen Provinz Friesland. Mit 30 Detailkarten der Provinz Friesland, einer Übersichtskarte von Friesland und 8 historischen Karten der Niederlande. Die erste Ausgabe wurde von Bernard Schotanus im Jahre 1698 gefertigt, nachdem er von den Gedeputeerde Staten die Aufgabe erhielt, die friesischen Grietenijen neu zu kartieren. Die erste Ausgabe wurde in nur 125 Exemplaren gedruckt. Die raschen topografischen Veränderungen Frieslands und die geringe Anzahl der gedruckten Exemplare, machten eine Neuauflage 20 Jahre später notwendig. Nach dem Tod Schotanus 1704, bearbeitete und publizierte François Halma diese zweite Ausgabe von 1718 in Leeuwarden. Er brachte die Kupferplatten auf den neuesten Stand und hat sieben historische Karten der Niederlande von Menso Alting, sowie eine historische Übersichtskarte von Friesland, hinzugefügt. Der Halma Atlas wurde später bei R & J Ottens neu aufgelegt. (R. W. Shirley) Fockema Andreae in Geschiedenis der Kartografie van Nederland über diesen Atlas: Die Ausführung der Karten ist außergewöhnlich schön. eines der besten und schönsten Dokumente unserer alten Kartographie. Die vorangestellten Wappendarstellungen, bezeichnen Friesland, die vierzehn friesischen Provinzen und das Wappen von William Karel Hendrik Friso von Oranien-Nassau. Das herrliche, allegorische Frontispiz, wurde von Jacob Folkema, nach einer Zeichnung des Künstlers Gerbrandus van der Haven, gestochen. Rückseitig mit einem Gedicht von Johannes Hilarides. Provenienz: Boekhandel W. Eekhoff, Leeuwarden, Etikett auf dem Vorsatz, 19. Jahrhundert Alle Karten des Atlas können auf meiner neuen Atlas Gallerie Webseite betrachtet werden: Schotanus/Halma Friesland Atlas. - Prächtiges, vollständiges Exemplar. Alle Karten und Stiche hervorragend zeitgenössisch handkoloriert. Gedrucktes Inhaltsverzeichnis aus dem 19. Jahrhundert auf Vorsatzblatt eingeklebt. Blaue Papieretiketten, ebenfalls aus dem 19. Jahrhundert, mit aufgedruckten Kartennummer und Titel in den oberen Ecken rückseitig jeder Karte. Die Hälfte der Karten mit geglätteten vertikalen Falten um die Bugfalte. Einige Karten mit Hinterlegungen an der Bugfalte. Teilweise kleine geschlossene Einrisse im Rand. - A splendid copy of the famous Friesland Atlas. All maps and views finely coloured by a contemporary hand. Second and enlarged edition of the first atlas of the Dutch province of Friesland, including 30 detail maps of the entire provinces of Friesland, an overview map of Friesland and 8 historical maps of the Netherlands. The first edition was produced by Bernard Schotanus in 1698 after he received an order from the Gedeputeerde Staten for a new mapping out of the Grietenijen. This first edition was published in 125 copies only. The rapid topographical changes in Frisia and the small number of printed copies made a new edition necessary just 20 years later. After the death of Schotanus in 1704, Franc?ois Halma edited and published this 1718 edition in Leeuwarden. He revised the copperplates with information up to date and added the seven historical maps of the Netherlands from Menso Alting, plus a historical overview map of Frisia by Schotanus. The Halma atlas was later re-issued by R & J Ottens. (R. W. Shirley) Fockema Andreae mentioned in Geschiedenis der Kartografie van Nederland about this atlas: The execution of these maps is exceptionally beautiful. one of the best and most beautiful documents of our old cartography. The heraldic plates showing the arms of the province of Friesland, the arms of the fourteen Frisian districts and the arms of William Karel Hendrik Friso, Prince of Orange-Nassau. The splendid allegorical frontispiece, which is also new in this edition, was engraved by Jacob Folkema after a. Bookseller Inventory # 11466_0

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An Account of the Glacieres, or Ice: WINDHAM, William,] &
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Item Description: London: printed for Peter Martel, and sold by W. Meadows [and 5 others], 1744, 1744. Quarto (270 x 206 mm), 28 pp. Original plain paper wrappers, manuscript title inked to front panel. Housed in a dark blue quarter morocco slipcase with chemise by the Chelsea Bindery. "Lucanus cervus", the Linnaean classification for the stag beetle, inscribed to the rear wrapper upside-down in a contemporary hand; later discreet monogram "GHM" inked to front wrapper verso. Wrappers marked, contents variably spotted, soiled and damp-stained, initial blank excised as often, title page marked, and chipped at lower outer corner to no loss of text, nevertheless a very good copy. 2 copper-engraved folding plates. First edition of one of the most important works of early mountaineering literature, and "the cornerstone for a Mont Blanc collection" (Meckly), the second plate incorporating the first printed map to identify the mountain by name. Extremely rare in the original wrappers, with the scattering of copies traced in auction records either rebound or part of a sammelband, and often heavily restored; this copy additionally has the contemporary ownership inscription "M. Maty" to the title page, likely that of the noted Dutch Huguenot physician and librarian Matthew Maty (1718-1776), who arrived in London in 1740 and in 1756 became one of the three original keepers of the British Museum. Windham, the son of a wealthy Norfolk landowner, spent time in Geneva among a circle of British expatriates known as the Common Room, and with a few other members of the circle joined Richard Pococke's expedition to Chamonix in June 1741. The group scaled the Montenvers and formally discovered the Mer de Glace, depicted in one of the plates; thus they appear to have become the first recorded travellers for pleasure in the region. Windham's pioneering account "is always linked with that of Pierre Martel, who visited Chamonix the following year. Both their original accounts were written in French and circulated in Geneva in manuscript only. A version (still in French) of the two manuscripts, edited by Leonard Boulacre, was published in Journal Helvetique, May-June, 1743" (Neate). The records of the printer, William Bowyer, show that 500 copies were printed (ESTC). A second edition was printed at Ipswich in 1747. Meckly 222; Neate 922. Bookseller Inventory # 118828

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Sammlung mit ca. 696 montierten Originalfotografien aus: Fotografie. 1. Weltkrieg

Fotografie. 1. Weltkrieg -

Published by 1915-1918. (1918)

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Item Description: 1915-1918., 1918. Ca. 29,7x39,7 cm, ca. 17x22,8 cm und ca. 12x16 cm. In 2 Alben (36x50,5 cm). Die ca. 696 Fotografien von verschiedenen Kriegsschauplätzen des 1. Weltkrieges mit Kriegsgeräten wie Panzer, Kanonen, Flugzeuge, Zeppeline, Schiffe, Bomben, zerbombte Gebäude, Brücken und Stadtteile, Gefallene, Soldaten im Gefecht, bei der Verpflegung, beim Kartenspiel, Tanzen, Musizieren, Spielen, im Lazarett, beim Ernten, Waschen, mit Gasmasken, bei Weihnachtsvorbereitungen, Truppenbesuche, Erschiessungen, Flüchtlinge, Kongresse, Politiker, Szenen mit Einheimischen, etc. - Westfront: ca. 321 Fotografien (69 grossfromatige, 106 mittelformatig und 146 kleinformatig), 1 Fotografie mit Eckausriss. - Norditalien und Oesterreich: ca. 129 Fotografien (34 grossformatig, 53 mittelformatig und 42 kleinformatig). - Russland / Polen: ca. 146 Fotografien (25 grossformatig, 46 mittelformatig und 75 kleinformatig). - Schwarzes Meer: ca. 23 Fotografien (4 grossformatig, 9 mittelformatig und 10 kleinformatig). - Kaukasus und persische Grenzgebiete: ca. 20 Fotografien (9 grossformatig, 3 mittelformatig und 8 kleinformatig). - England (hauptsächlich Hochseeflotte): ca. 46 Fotografien (9 grossformatig, 19 mittelformatig und 18 kleinformatig). - Baltikum: ca. 11 Fotografien (9 grossformatig und 2 mittelformatig). - Beiliegend eine handschriftliche Liste mit geographischen Zuschreibungen zu den Fotografien, einige mit Legenden. - Einige Fotografien etwas verblasst. Die Alben an den Kanten berieben. Bookseller Inventory # 14614BB

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Collection of 13 monochromatic panoramic views of: Panoramas of the

Panoramas of the Alps.] Ateliers Eugen Felle/Ott & Ruep.

Published by Isny/Allgäu, c. 1915. (1915)

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Item Description: Isny/Allgäu, c. 1915., 1915. Blue-grisaille watercolour and opaque white on paper (c. 269 x 170 to 400 x 210 mm). Mounted on backing carton with tissue guards. Thirteen charming panoramic views showing the Tyrolean Alps and their environs: Ammergau, Tux, Stubai, Ötztal, Zillertal, and Lechtal Alps, Karwendel, Verwall and Wetterstein Mountains. Executed by the well-known publishers Eugen Felle and Ott & Ruep in Isny/Allgäu; probably the work of the painter Josef Ruep (1886-1940), as one panorama bears his signature "Rp." - Tissue guards mostly wrinkled and with tears; drawings perfectly preserved. Bookseller Inventory # 25440

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Autograph letter signed ("Werner Hesenberg") to Joaquin: HEISENBERG, Werner.

Item Description: Together three letters in which Werner Heisenberg (1901-76) discusses the problem of superconductivity. Heisenberg was famous for his work on quantum theory and atomic structure, as well as his invention of quantum mechanics. He was awarded the 1932 Nobel Prize for physics. In 1947 and 1948 Heisenberg's studies focused on superconductivity. He published four major papers on the subject: ?Zur Theorie der Supraleitung? (Zeitschrift für Naturforschung 2a (1947), pp. 185-201); ?Die Übertragung Elektromagnetischer Kräfte im Supraleiter?, Nachrichten der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Göttingen, Math.-Phys. Klasse (1947), pp. 23-26; ?Das Elektrodynamische Verhaltender Supraleiter? (Zeitschrift für Naturforschung 3a (1948), pp. 65-75); ?Thermodynamische Betrachtungen zum Problem der Supraleitung,? Annalen der Physik, 6. Folge, Bd. 3 (1948), pp. 290-296. Although Heisenberg?s attempt to solve the problem of superconductivity was unsuccessful (like those of Joseph John Thompson, Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr, Léon Brillouin, Ralph Kronig, Felix Bloch, Lev Landau, Max Born, and Richard Feynman), it was a significant step along the way to the final solution given in 1957 by John Bardeen, Leon N. Cooper and John R. Schrieffer, for which they received the Nobel Prize in Physics 1972.Superconductivity was first discovered in 1911 by the Dutch physicist Heike Kammerlingh Onnes (1853-1926). Onnes dedicated his scientific career to exploring extremely cold refrigeration. On July 10, 1908, he successfully liquified helium by cooling it to 452 degrees below zero Fahrenheit (4 K). Liquid helium enabled him to cool other materials closer to absolute zero (0 K). Onnes then began to investigate the electrical properties of metals in extremely cold temperatures. It had been known for many years that the resistance of metals fell when cooled below room temperature, but it was not known what limiting value the resistance would approach, if the temperature were reduced very close to 0 K. Some scientists, such as Lord Kelvin, believed that electrons flowing through a conductor would come to a complete halt as the temperature approached absolute zero. Other scientists, including Onnes, believed there would be a steady decrease in electrical resistance, with a leveling off as the resistance reached some ill-defined minimum value. Onnes passed a current through a very pure mercury wire and measured its resistance as he steadily lowered the temperature. Much to his surprise there was no leveling off of resistance, let alone the stopping of electrons as suggested by Kelvin. At 4.2 K the resistance suddenly vanished. Current was flowing through the mercury wire and nothing was stopping it, the resistance was zero. Onnes wrote, ?Mercury has passed into a new state, which on account of its extraordinary electrical properties may be called the superconductive state? He called this newly discovered state, Superconductivity.The next major discovery was made in 1933 by Walther Meissner (1882-1974) and Robert Ochsenfeld (1901-93), who demonstrated that superconductors will not allow a magnetic field to penetrate its interior. It causes currents to flow that generate a magnetic field inside the superconductor that just balances the field that would have otherwise penetrated the material. This effect, now called the Meissner Effect, was explained theoretically in 1935 by the brothers Fritz and Heinz London, who showed that the Meissner effect was a consequence of the minimization of the electromagnetic free energy carried by a superconducting current. This was, however, the only real success the theoreticians had in explaining superconductivity before the Second World War.?After the Second World War, Werner Heisenberg, one of the creators of modern quantum mechanics, took serious interest in formulating a theory of superconductivity. His theory was based on the assumption that strong Coulomb interactions dramatically alter the character of electrons. Instead of forming p. Bookseller Inventory # 4149

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WALTON Elijah

Published by With descriptive text by T.G. Bonney. London, Original Subscription Edition, Re-issued by Low, Son and Marston, 1868, (1868)

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Item Description: With descriptive text by T.G. Bonney. London, Original Subscription Edition, Re-issued by Low, Son and Marston, 1868, 1868. Book Condition: molto buono. in-folio grande, pp. (2), 8, (42, di testo descrittivo); legatura editoriale in m.zigrino. e angoli, tela sui piatti con titolo in oro su quello anteriore, tagli dor. (lievi restauri alle cuffie ed agli spigoli), sul contropiatto elegante tassello romboidale in marocchino con dedica per ''A.Austen Leigh from W.W.R.'' entro cornice ai piccoli ferri. Con un titolo litografico e 21 magnifiche e grandiose litografie a colori a piena pag. di J.H. Lowes, tratte dagli acquarelli di Walton. Seconda edizione di rara e stupenda serie di 21 vedute delle Alpi Cozie, Pennine e Lepontine, dipinte dall'artista inglese (1832-1880) con occhio sognante e quasi mistico per l'amata montagna, assai affascinanti (tra le altre: due del Monviso, Gran Paradiso, Grivola, Val Tournanche, Monte Bianco, Cervino ed altre della Val d'Aosta). L'introduzione ed il testo di commento alle immagini sono del reverendo Bonney (1833-1923), studioso, geologo ed amico di Walton, studioso amico dell'artista nonché presidente dell'Alpine Club, insieme a William Mathews. Poco nota, seppur citata dal Perret, è questa tiratura dell'anno successivo alla prima. Bell'esempl. a pieni margini, immune dalle abituali fioriture, con le veline a proteggere le tavole; fu omaggiato da tale ''W.W.R.'' ad A.Austen Leigh. Affascinante monumentale galleria di paesaggi alpini: ''The opening of the Val de Tignes'', ''Monte Viso, from the Col de la Croix'', ''Monte Viso, from the South'', ''Winter'', ''The Grand Paradis, from near Cogne'', ''The Grivola, from near the Col d'Arbole'', ''Near Courmayeur - Cloud Streamers'', ''A torrent - Val Tournanche'', ''The Velan, from near Aosta'', ''In the Valley of Aosta'', ''Mont Blanc, from the Col d'Anterne'', ''The Dent du Midi, from the Valley of the Rhone'', ''The Dent du Midi, from near Champery'', ''The Cascade de Roget and the Point de Salle'', ''The Pont de Tenneverges'', ''The Gorner glacier'', ''The Matterhorn'', ''The Weisshorn, from near St. Niklaus'', ''The Aiguilles verte and du Dru'', ''Crevasses on the mer de glace'' e ''The Glaciers de Trient''. . Perret 4512: "Rare et magnifique album, très recherché pour la qualité de ses illustrations". Garimoldi n. 80. Peyrot , V. Aosta I, 322. Neate W11. ACL 330. Bookseller Inventory # 0000000039863

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THE PEAKS AND VALLEYS OF THE ALPS.: WALTON Elijah

WALTON Elijah

Published by Sampson Low son and Marston, Londra (1868)

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Item Description: Sampson Low son and Marston, Londra, 1868. Mezza Pelle. Book Condition: in ottime condizioni. Legatura in mezza pelle con angoli e tela color porpora, doppia filettatura dorata, tagli dorati. Dorso a sei comparti delimitati da doppia filettatura. Ex Libris "Efisio Noussan" al contropiatto anteriore. Al piatto anteriore titolo impresso in oro. (4), 8, (42), (2) pagine numerate compresi occhiello e frontespizio; 21 tavole cromolitografate, fuori testo e a piena pagina, tratte dagli acquarelli di Watson ed eseguite da J.H. Lowes. Seconda edizione di una rara ed importante serie di 21 vedute delle Alpi Cozie, Pennine e Lepontine dipinte da E. Walton (1832 - 1880); ogni tavola reca note manoscritte all'angolo inferiore destro. L'introduzione ed il testo di commento alle tavole spettano al reverendo Bonney (1833 - 1923), studioso amico dell'artista oltre che presidente, con William Mathews, dell'Alpine Club. Le magnifiche immagini, eseguite con estrema raffinatezza, ritraggono alcuni tra i più noti paesaggi dell'arco alpino "The opening of the Val de Tignes", "Monte Viso, from the Col de la Croix", "Monte Viso, from the South", "Winter", "The Grand Paradis, from near Cogne", "The Grivola, from near the Col d'Arbole", "Near Courmayeur - Cloud Streamers", "A torrent - Val Tournanche", "The Velan, from near Aosta", "In the Valley of Aosta", "Mont Blanc, from the Col d'Anterne", "The Dent du Midi, from the Valley of the Rhone", "The Dent du Midi, from near Champery", "The Cascade de Roget and the Point de Salle", "The Pont de Tenneverges", "The Gorner glacier", "The Matterhorn", "The Weisshorn, from near St. Niklaus", "The Aiguilles verte and du Dru", "Crevasses on the mer de glace" e "The Glaciers de Trient". Esemplare in ottime condizioni conservative, lievi interventi di restauro alle cuffie della legatura. 0. Bookseller Inventory # 473

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Band Borden 5. A album of original: MODERNIST TEXTILE DESIGNS.

MODERNIST TEXTILE DESIGNS.

Published by Self-published., Basel. (1920)

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Item Description: Self-published., Basel., 1920. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. First edition. A album of original textile designs. Swiss/German circa 1925. Book binder stamp of I. Zeller-Ruegg of Basel. Oblong folio. circa 390 pages of orignal designs, some with two designs to a page, some folding. Soutly bound in black cloth, with label to upper covers. Thumbed. Superb modernist design mixed with more traditional and late 'Art Nouveau'. Bookseller Inventory # 021405

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Item Description: Mannessier de la Lance I, 438 - vgl. Huth 30.- Deutsche Ausgabe mit den französischen Kupfertiteln von Eisenbergs erstmals 1727 erschienener Pferdereitschule, mit einem Vorwort von Herrliberger datiert Zürich, den 7. März 1739.- Eine der erfolgreichsten und schönsten Reitschulen des Rokoko, mit vorzüglichen Kupfertafeln von D. Herrliberger nach Bernard Picart. Tafel 1-7 zeigen Pferderassen, die übrigen Kupfer mit den eigentlichen Reitschuldarstellungen.- Etw. fleckig, 3 Bll. mit geklebt. Einriss, 1 Tafel wasserrandig, tls. kl. aufgefülltes Wurmloch, Vorsätze erneuert, insges. gutes Exemplar.# Germann edition of this classic, richly illustrated work on horsemanship (with engraved title, 2 engraved inserted titles and 55 numbered engraved plates). The fine engravings illustrate various breeds and manege steps.- Somewhat stained, 1 plate waterstained, some small filled out wormholes, good copy. Bookseller Inventory # B24479

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Item Description: Eines von 38 römisch numerierten Exemplaren. Die farbigen Orig.-Lithographien zeigen Bühnenentwürfe Kokoschkas für eine Aufführung zu Giuseppe Verdis Oper in Florenz 1962. Begleittext in Französisch v. M. Jouhandeau. Der Druckvermerk vom Künstler, Autor u. Herausgeber signiert. Sehr schönes Exemplar. - Wingler/Welz 367-373. Bookseller Inventory # 6426AB

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Item Description: Die höchst seltene Nummer 3 der "Dada-Revue". Mit Dada 3 verändert sich Gesicht und Geist der Zeitschrift von Grund auf. Das Format wird wesentlich vergrößert und vom Kunstdruck auf Zeitungspapier gewechselt. Die symmetrische Typographie der ersten beiden Nummern wird zugunsten eines experimentierbesesenen Satzes aufgegeben, in der fast jeder Text in einener anderen Type gesetzt und der Satz nach eigenen neuen Gesetzen quer - ja schräg in die Seite gestellt ist. An Stelle der leblosen Reproduktionen auf Kunstdruck treten Originalholzschnitte mit starker graphischer Wirkung. Mit 19 Orig.-Holzschnitten von Arp (8), Janco (5), Pramploni (1), Richter (3) u. Segall (2). Die Texte von Birot, Dermée, Hardekopf, Hülsenbeck, Picabia u.a. Sehr schönes, tadelloses Exemplar . - Dada in Zürich 89. - Raabe 34. Bookseller Inventory # 1360AB

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WEBBER] WAGNER, Sigmund

Published by n.p., Zurich (1821)

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Item Description: n.p., Zurich, 1821. Square octavo, aquatint frontispiece, 13pp. with engraved oval portrait at head of first page; a fine copy in the original printed brown wrappers, preserved in a folding bookform case. Only edition, rare: with the famous engraved portrait of John Webber, the official artist of Cook's third voyage. This was the only contemporary portrait of Webber to have been published.This biographical essay is the main source of the little that is known about the life of Webber, and is based on letters and oral communications Wagner collected soon after Webber's death in 1793, including information from the artist's brother Henry. A stand-alone and separately-paginated publication, this was issued in a series of small printings put out by the Society of Artists (Kunstler-Gesellschaft) in Zurich who seem to have produced an annual publication every New Year over some decades.Wagner's pamphlet not only features an attractive frontispiece based on Webber's image of the burial platform in Tahiti, one of the more famous images from his Voyages in the South Seas (plate VIII), but is especially notable for the engraved portrait of Webber himself by K. Meyer. For such a prolific artist there are curiously few known likenesses. He did paint a miniature self-portrait now held in Bern, and this painting was used as the basis for a larger work by Johann Daniel Mottet in 1812. One or other of these very similar paintings was evidently the basis for Meyer's engraving. Significantly, the only other lifetime portrait of Webber appears to be John Spiller's marble plaque of the artist in profile (now in the Rex Nan Kivell collection in the National Library of Australia).Forbes knew the work only from the Sir Maurice Holmes copy in the UCLA library. Bookseller Inventory # 4302366

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Photograph album. Egypt and Switzerland.: Sebah, P[ascal] and

Sebah, P[ascal] and others.

Published by Egypt and Switzerland., [1880s-1890s]. (1890)

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Item Description: Egypt and Switzerland., [1880s-1890s]., 1890. 4to (295 x 235 mm). 50 photographs of Egypt (albumen prints and cyanotypes), and approximately 40 albumen prints of Switzerland. Impressively presented series of original photographs taken at various important sites and cities in Egypt, including Giza, Thebes, Karnak, Luxor, Abydos, Esna etc. The photographs show archaeological sites like the temple of Seti I at Abydos, the precinct of Ahmen-Rah near Luxor, the avenue of Sphinxes at Karnak, the Ramesseum and the Colossi at Thebes, the temple of Khnum at Esna, the Sphinx and pyramids of Giza and many more. Other photographs show the local population, doing a wide variety of activities, such as catching crocodiles on the nile, a Luxor barber shaving the head of a sailor, or a Bedouin camp in the Libyan Desert. - The Istanbul-based Sebah studio catered to the Western European interest in the exotic "Orient" and the growing numbers of tourists visiting the Muslim world who wished to take home images of the city, ancient ruins in the surrounding area, portraits, and local people in traditional costumes. "Sebah rose to prominence because of his well-organized compositions, careful lighting, effective posing, attractive models, great attention to detail, and for the excellent print quality" (Gary Saretzky, Photo history). Jean Sebah (1876-1947) took over the studio from his father Pascal after his death and signed his productions "J. P. Sebah" on the negative, putting his initial in front of his father's. - Some spotting and fading. Bookseller Inventory # 45517

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Item Description: Cf. Andreas Klein, Johann Georg Jacobi (2012), 359; Nagler VIII, pp. 555-558; Thieme & Becker XXXIII, p. 279. Skilfully executed pen and ink drawing by the notable Swiss draughtsman Johann Heinrich Lips (1758-1817), showing a naval officer on a tropical beach on the Coromandel Coast, being welcomed by four half-naked local women with their five children. In the background are three native men in a small rowing boat touching the beach. The present drawing was made for an illustration in Johann Georg Jacobi's Iris. Ein Taschenbuch für 1804 to accompany a text by Franz Xaver Schnetzler titled "Le Vaillant und Mungo Park" (pp. 157-184). The illustration was engraved by Lips himself and contains, besides the caption "Die Küste von Coromandel", the subtitle "Au seiner französischen Handschrift", suggesting the drawing was made after one found in a French manuscript.Slightly browned along the edges of the paper (covered by the passepartout) and a few tiny specks. Otherwise in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 68GBF4ZB13VJ

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Item Description: Bern: Stämpflische Verlagshandlung & Zürich: Friedrich Schulthez, [1855]., 1855. oblong folio. [ff. 6]. with half-title & list of subscribers. 60 tinted lithographed plates (incl. title) by H.Jenny (59 hand-coloured). contemporary quarter roan, rebacked with spine mounted, morocco label on upper cover (covers rubbed, some foxing to text leaves). First Edition. Handsome fête book celebrating the fifth centenary of Bern's entrance into the Swiss Confederation (1353) as its eighth member. With detailed hand-coloured lithographed costume plates showing the historical processions. Not found in Colas or Hiler. Bookseller Inventory # IWIST(SW83

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Archive of Aviation Documents Concerning the Development: Borel, Etienne Edmond.

Item Description: 1912. Archive of Aviation documents gathered by Etienne Edmond Borel (1858-1928), a founding member and president of l'Aéro-Club (the Swiss Aviation Club), Colonel in the military, and a leading active advocate for establishing a Swiss military Air Force. Featuring intelligence gathered from other countries, and original signed letters from notable pioneer aviators. Most docuemtns are in French; a scant few are in German. Occasional creasing or chips to margins, otherwise the lot in very good condition, a cornerstone to any Swiss aviation or militaria library. Earnest in his effort to establish a Swiss military air force, previous to the Great War, aeronautics pioneer Etienne Edmond Borel (1858-1928) dedicated years of research into foreign military aviation, from aircraft development to military organisation and air defense. He also performed and recorded flight experiments. Much of his work is present in this, his personal archive, which also yields letters and signatures from several other notable figures in the history of aviation. At the time of Borel's work, Switzerland did not have an air corps, and up to 1914 there was still very little official support for establishing one. The first military aviation in Switzerland, in fact, took the form of balloon transport, pioneered by Swiss balloonist Eduard Spelterini, who performed test flights for the Swiss military Airship Company which had been founded in 1897. To impress upon the government the importance and viability of establishing a Swiss Air Force, and secondly for public support, Borel draws an impressive amount of information from foreign military archives and publications of existing air forces. He writes to numerous parties to obtain confidential information which he would otherwise not have privilege to, in this manner procuring a document of the procedures and considerations taken by France in 1911 to effectively develop its military air force. Not only seeking data from powerful nations such as Germany, France, England, Russia, and America, he also illustrates the movement from airships to aeroplanes in small neighbouring countries. He further substantiates his conviction in the benefits of military aviation, with his own aviation expertise and firsthand aircraft observations. He also attempts to establish aviation schools in Switzerland. As a leading contributor of fundamental aviation data, scientific testing, and foreign intelligence on the matter, Borel was most influential to the founding of the Swiss Air Force in 1914. Following are some examples and highlights from the archive: 1912 Intelligence on foreign military aviation, compiled by Borel and presented to the board of the Swiss Society of Officers (Société suisse des officiers, SSO) which aims to promote an effective army and deals with matters of national and international relations within the framework of Swiss security policy objectives. Title: Notes et renseignements sur l'aviation militaire é l'étranger. par le Lieut Colonel Etienne Ed. Borel. Offert à la Société des Officiers, Août 1912. 8vo. 60 pages, typescript document with orange paper covers titled to front and dated August 1912. Borel draws attention to the increasing aeronautics development for military use, in world powers and in small neutral nations, in hopes to influence Swiss leaders to do the same. He begins by providing the specific number of military aircraft operating in France, Germany, Austria, England, and Italy, together with a compendium of further intelligence gathered from these countries as well as Turkey, Russia, Belgium, China, Japan, and the United States of America. He then reviews in detail the 12 million francs budget allocated by France in 1912 for a military aerostation, including funding for various regiments. In a summary of maneouvering experiments undertaken in France in 1911, which he participated in, he compares dirigibles to aeroplanes. Here he reassures his audience of diplomats that an air corps would not inte. Manuscript. Bookseller Inventory # 026184

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Scrambles Amongst the Alps in the Years: Whymper, Edward

Whymper, Edward

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Item Description: John Murray, London, 1871. First edition of the author's classic work on mountaineering, the first to help promote the very notion that peaks are meant to be climbed. Octavo, original cloth, 23 plates and numerous illustrations after drawings by Whymper; 5 folding maps. Inscribed by the author to the geologist and Alpinist Thomas Bonney , "from his obedient servant--the Author." Also tipped in is a cordial 2 1/2-page letter signed from Whymper dated London, 15 June 1871, presenting this copy to Bonney, with additional comments on geological topics and book reviewing ("If I am asked to suggest reviewers, could you spare time to cut up 'Scrambles'?"). Published in 1871, Scrambles Amongst the Alps is Whymper's own story of his nine years spent climbing in the Alps. One of the first books devoted to the sheer thrill of mountaineering, it is a breathtaking account of the triumph of man over mountain "the mountain which first dominated then destroyed him. His book Scrambles is the most famous mountaineering book in the world" (Neate). Bookseller Inventory # 25092

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Itinery written by Fynes Moryson Gent. First: Moryson, Fynes

Item Description: John beale, London, 1617. Hardback. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. 3 parts bound as one. Very scarce first edition. Full calf leather binding, 7 compartments to spine, title lable missing. Binding rubbed especially at corners. Joints head and tail repaired with overlaid strips of calve. Front board cracked but cords intact. 3 book plates of previous owners and pencil notes on inside front board. Loose end paper ink name , title page ink name "John Strype, 1669" who was English clergyman, historian and biographer. Also ink comment, otherwise very good unmarked copy. Page 73 mis-printed as 37, occasional mis-pagination but the text is consecutive and complete so no pages missing (2 pages 83 and 84, 106 straight to 109 but text is consecutive). Illustrated with 8 original woodcut engravings of Venice, Naples, Rome, Genoa, Paris, Jerusalem, plan of Christ Sepulcher in Jerusalem, Constantinople. Also with extensive tables of coins, histories, genealogies, etc. Large and beautiful woodcut initials throughout along with elaborate engraved head and tail pieces. Regarded as one of the most outstanding works of its kind, one of the greatest contemporary European accounts of its period. (Howegego). This is a heavy / oversized item so may incur higher postage rates. Further details and images are available on request. book. Bookseller Inventory # 197

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Hirschfeld, Al (poster artist)

Published by MGM / Hal Roach (1938)

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Item Description: MGM / Hal Roach, 1938. No Binding. Book Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. Hirschfeld, Al (illustrator). Vintage original 41 x 81" (102 x 202 cm.) three sheet poster style A, USA. Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Greta Natzler, Walter Woolf King, Eric Blore, dir: John G. Blystone; Hal Roach / MGM. One of the finest of all posters by the legendary artist Al Hirschfeld. MGM employed Hirschfeld numerous times throughout the 1930s to design campaigns in his unique caricature art for several comedies, and particularly for the great comedy team of Laurel and Hardy. Operetta was combined with comedy in this story of two mousetrap salesmen who hope to strike it rich in Switzerland. They are swindled out of their money by a cheese maker and must work off their hotel debt. One way is by moving the piano of an operetta composer (whose chambermaid wife Ollie has fallen in love with) across a rope bridge over the Alpines, a bridge on which they meet a gorilla. Only Stan and Ollie could get into a mess like this. The locations were achieved by filming at Big Bear Lake and Lake Arrowhead, CA. On the poster with the boys is Greta Natzler, Austrian-born operetta singer who made a few films in Germany and England prior to this. This would be her only American film, and it would be her last. This is, needless to say, an extremely scarce poster, and when viewed in person its colors are really vibrant! On linen, NEAR FINE. Bookseller Inventory # 10154

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ITINERARY WRITTEN BY FYNES MORYSON GENT. First: Moryson Fynes

Item Description: London John Beale 1617, 1617. 3 parts bound as one. FIRST EDITION. VERY SCARCE. Handsomely illustrated with 8 original woodcut engravings of Venice, Naples, Rome, Genoa, Paris, Constantinople, Jerusalem and the plan of a church. Also with extensive tables of coins, histories, genealogies, etc. Large and beautiful woodcut initials throughout along with elaborate engraved head and tail pieces. Folio, handsomely bound in full contemporary style calf, covers ruled in blind and blind paneled in center, spine with blind ruled raised bands, original gilt lettered red morocco lettering label. [14], 295, 301, 292 pp. Without blanks 1 and eeee8 as is usual. A handsome and well preserved copy of this valuable work. The binding is sturdy and strong and handsome, internally crisp and unwashed and unpressed. Some re-margining accomplished at the gutter areas of some initial leaves and to the outer edges of some leaves at the end of the volume. SCARCE FIRST EDITION REGARDED AS ONE OF THE MOST OUTSTANDING WORKS OF ITS KIND, ONE OF THE GREATEST CONTEMPORARY EUROPEAN ACCOUNTS OF ITS PERIOD AND "A VALUABLE AND MUCH ESTEEMED WORK." - Lowndes. Moryson,1566-1630, was one of the period’s most accomplished travellers. "'from his tender youth, he had a great desire to see foreign countries', and in 1589 he obtained a license to travel. On 1 May 1591 he took ship at Leigh, near Southend, and for the greater part of the six years following wandered about Europe. At the end of 1591 he reached Prague, where he dreamt of his father's death on the day of the event. The news was confirmed at Nuremberg, and after a year's leisurely tour through Germany he retraced his steps to the Low Countries in order to dispose of his modest patrimony. On the 7th of January, 1593, he entered himself as a student at Leyden University. He subsequently passed through Denmark and Poland to Vienna, and thence by way of Pontena and Chiusa into Italy in October 1593. After visiting Naples, he thoroughly explored Rome, where he paid visits to Cardinals Allen and Bellarmine. The former gave him every facility for viewing the antiquities. The cities of North Italy occupied him from April 1594 to the beginning of 1595. In the early spring of 1595 he had an interview with Theodore Beza at Geneva, and journeying hurriedly through France, caught a glimpse of Henri IV at Fontainebleau, and landed at Dover on the 13th of May in 1595. 0n the 8th of December of the same year Moryson started on a second journey, setting sail for Flushing. A younger brother, Henry, bore him company. Passing through Germany to Venice, they went, at the end of April 1596, by sea to Joppa, spent the first fortnight of June at Jerusalem, and thence went by Tripoli and Aleppo to Antioch. At Beilan, a neighboring village, Henry Moryson died on the 4th of July in 1596 at the age of 27 years. Fynes afterwards made for Constantinople, where the English ambassador, Edward Barton [, hospitably entertained him. He finally reached London by way of Venice and Stade on the 10th of July,1597. In April 1598 Moryson visited Scotland, but soon came home, and spent some time in the autumn with his sisters, Faith Mussendyne and Jane, wife of George Allington, of the pipe office. At the time his brother Richard was taking an active part in the government of Ireland, and strongly recommended him to seek employment there. On the 13th he reached Dundalk, where his brother was governor; on the same day George Cranmer, the chief secretary of Sir Charles Blount, the lord-deputy, was killed at Carlingford, and Moryson was at once appointed to his place. He found his new master all that he could wish, aided him in his efforts to suppress Tyrone's rebellion, and remained through life a devoted admirer. After Lord Devonshire's death in 1606, Moryson had spent three years in making an abstract of the history of the twelve countries which he had visited, but his manuscript proved so bulky that with a consideration rare in authors he destroyed it, and turned his attention. Bookseller Inventory # 21804

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