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Picturesque Tour Along the Rivers Ganges and Jumna

“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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Travels of Ibn Batuta

"POSSIBLY THE MOST REMARKABLE OF THE ARAB TRAVELERS"

(LEE, Samuel, translator) IBN BATTUTA. The Travels of Ibn Batuta. London, 1829.

Very scarce first edition in English of a substantial portion of Ibn Battuta's remarkable Rihla, the chronicle of his prodigious 14th-century travels through much of the known world of the time, estimated to have covered 75,000 miles in 40 years—"an enlightening picture of the culture of a whole period." This copy printed for subscriber Francis Baring, Esq., with his decorative subscription leaf before the title page. $18,000.

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Picturesque Voyage to India

“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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Embassy from the East-India Company... To the Emperor of China

“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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Writings

"A VAST LEGACY OF FINISHED AND INTRICATE BEAUTY"

HEARN, Lafcadio. The Writings. Boston and New York, 1922. Sixteen volumes.

Large-paper limited edition of Hearn's writings, number 186 of 750 sets, with 16 color frontispieces and 149 full-page plates and photogravures, many after photographs and several of them reproducing Japanese artworks in color. With a manuscript leaf in Hearn's hand from In Ghostly Japan mounted to a preliminary leaf of Volume I. Handsomely bound at the Riverside Press. $7500.

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Ascent of Everest

THE ASCENT OF EVEREST,SIGNED BY SIR EDMUND HILLARY AND 43 OTHER “EVERESTERS”

HUNT, John. Ascent of Everest. London, 1953. First edition, signed by Sir Edmund Hillary and 43 other Everest climbers on the half title, dedication and title pages. With eight color photographic plates, 48 half-tone plates and a number of in-text illustrations after pen-and-ink sketches. $7500.

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Historical Account of the British Trade over the Caspian Sea

“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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Yakumo no Chigiri

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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Voyages du Professeur Pallas [in Russia]

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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Conquest of Everest

SIGNED BY SIR EDMUND HILLARY AND EXPEDITION MEMBERS GEORGE LOWE AND CHARLES EVANS

(HILLARY, Edmund) HUNT, John. The Conquest of Everest. New York, 1954.

First American edition of the official account of the first summit of Mount Everest, signed on the front free endpaper by Edmund Hillary and expedition members George Lowe and Charles Evans, and with a commemorative postcard signed by Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay and author John Hunt laid in. With eight color photographic plates, 48 half-tone plates and a number of in-text illustrations after pen-and-ink sketches. $4900.

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