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“A JUST PORTRAIT OF THE ENCHANTING FEATURES OF INDIA”

(INDIA) FORREST, Lieutenant-Colonel [Charles Ramus]. A Picturesque Tour Along the Rivers Ganges and Jumna. London, 1824. First edition of this renowned India color-plate book, boasting 24 splendidly hand-colored aquatint views after original drawings by Forrest and large folding map showing the Ganges and the Jumna, handsomely bound by J. Adams. $20,000.

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“AMONG THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THINGS EVER MADE”

DANIELL, Thomas and William. Picturesque Voyage to India. London, 1810.

First edition of one of the finest and most popular hand-colored aquatint plate books of the 19th century, with 50 magnificent mounted hand-colored aquatints of views and inhabitants of China and India, with descriptive text. $16,000.

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“IT IS ALMOST INCREDIBLE FOR ANY BODY TO BELIEVE IN WHAT STATE AND POMP THESE PRINCES LIVE, AND WITH WHAT GOOD ORDERS THEIR PEOPLE ARE GOVERNED”

(CHINA) NIEUHOFF, John. An Embassy from the East-India Company… To the Emperor of China. London, 1673.

Second edition in English, splendidly illustrated with frontispiece portrait, engraved title page, double-page engraved map, 18 full-page folio copper-engraved plates (including one double-page plan) and 94 in-text copper engravings. $15,000.

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BARROW’S VOYAGE TO COCHINCHINA, 1806, WITH HAND-COLORED PLATES

(VIETNAM) BARROW, John. A Voyage to Cochinchina, in the Years 1792 and 1793. London, 1806.

First edition of Barrow’s account of the Macartney Mission to present-day Vietnam, with 18 hand-colored plates, folding map hand-colored in outline, and two hand-colored folding charts. A lovely copy. $6800.

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19TH-CENTURY JAPANESE EROTIC BOOK WITH TWELVE COLOR WOODBLOCK PRINTS BY TOMIOKA EISEN

EISEN, Tomioka. Yakumo no Chigiri. Tokyo, circa 1890.

Early printing of this 19th-century Japanese color woodblock print “pillow book,” graphically depicting erotic material, complete with 12 exceptional double-page full-color woodblock prints (each 13 by 9-1/2 inches) by celebrated Meiji era artist Tomioka Eisen. $5800.

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“IT IS NEXT TO IMPOSSIBLE TO AVOID BEING THE HERO OF MY OWN STORY”

HANWAY, Jonas. Historical Account of the British Trade over the Caspian Sea. London, 1754. Four volumes.

First edition of Hanway's engaging narrative of his "perilous adventures" in the Caspian mercantile trade through Europe, Russia and Persia, illustrated with engraved frontispieces in each volume, nine folding maps, 15 full-page engravings of views, persons and architecture, and numerous historiated headpieces. $5800.

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PALLAS’ VOYAGES IN THE RUSSIAN EMPIRE,
WITH FOLDING MAPS AND ENGRAVED PLATES, 1794

PALLAS, Peter Simon. Voyages du Professeur Pallas [in Russia]. Paris, 1794. Nine volumes.

Second French edition of Pallas’ popular account of his travels through Russia and Central Asia, with 97 engraved plates (25 folding or double-page) by N. Thomas, large folding engraved map of the Russian Empire and ten other engraved maps (five folding) by Tardieu. $5500.

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"THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BOOK ON INDIAN SPORT IN EXISTENCE"

(INDIA) (HUNTING) WILLIAMSON, Thomas. Oriental Field Sports. London, 1808. Two volumes.

First quarto edition of this classic Indian color plate book, with 40 splendid full-page hand-colored aquatint plates after S. Howett depicting vivid scenes of the hunting of elephant, rhinoceros, tiger, leopard, and other big game in India. In handsome morocco-gilt bindings. $4900.

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“TRADITION AND TRANSITION AND TOMORROW”

SMITH, W. Eugene. Photograph. Sound Baffles. No place, circa 1961.

Vintage gelatin silver print from the estate of W. Eugene Smith, his strikingly abstract image of sound baffles in the testing room at Hitachi Corporation’s Yokohama Works. Taken circa 1961 and chosen for his 1963 photobook Japan… A Chapter of Image, this print with Smith’s estate inkstamp on the verso was featured in a highly praised 1996 New York gallery exhibit. $4800.

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FIRST EDITION OF HALL’S VOYAGE TO CHINA AND THE YELLOW SEA

HALL, Basil. Account of a Voyage of Discovery. London, 1818.

First edition of this expedition to the East China and Yellow Seas, with eight lovely hand-colored aquatints by William Havell, two black-and-white engravings and five charts and maps (two folding), in contemporary boards. $4800.

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