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    • DOUBLEDAY & COMPANY, INC., 2009
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    • Bibliographic details: In this stunning follow-up to the global phenomenon The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown demonstrates once again why he is the world's most popular thriller writer. The Lost Symbol is a masterstroke of storytelling--a deadly race through a real-world labyrinth of codes, secrets, and unseen truths . . . all under the watchful eye of Brown's most terrifying villain to date. Set within the hidden chambers, tunnels, and temples of Washington, D.C., The Lost Symbol accelerates through a startling landscape toward an unthinkable finale. As the story opens, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned u... Read more

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    • ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY, 1884
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    • Bibliographic details: 18 pages. includes 2 fold-out color maps, measuring approximately 13 x 13.75 inches (33 x 35cm) and 10 x 8.25 inches (25.5 x 21 cm). Original condition with blue wrappers, titles to front, and containing all the ads. This is a complete issue, seldom found in such good and original condition. This is a fascinating report on the political divisions of Coastal Africa presented in the form of an elaborate chart which delineates territories held along the coast by African states, European states and indigenous tribes, indicating geographical co-ordinates for each. Includes the latest contemporar... Read more

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    • HAYASHI SHIHEI, 1792
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    • Bibliographic details: Exceedingly rare and historically significant manuscript complete with manuscript drawings, made circa 1792, transcribing the banned controversial work by Hayashi Shihei which attributed coveted geographical regions to non-Japanese sovereigns, and which led the author to house arrest and his works destroyed by the Shogun. This work centers largely around the indigenous Ainu people and the people living in the Joseon Dynasty (Korea), thus being a very early account of Korea. All text is in Japanese. Author-published. 89 pages in manuscript including title page and end leaf. Indication of onc... Read more

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    • Bibliographic details: A most pleasing lot of 12 rare albumen carte-de-visite ethnic photographs from Algeria, irca 1859-1880, the sitters all being indigenous peoples, eight of which capture the beauty and traditional dress of women. Photographs measure approximately 9 x 5,5 cm with exception of one which is rough trimmed at 7 x 6 cm, each is mounted onto a cdv cardstock, eight cards featuring photographer's details and monogram stamps to verso. Occasional manuscript inscriptions. Mounts measure approximately 10,5 x 6,5 cm. Indication of a pre-mounting tear to bottom margin of one photograph, otherwise the lot i... Read more

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    • 1860
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    • Bibliographic details: A fascinating contemporary manuscript account of the Second Battle of Taku Fort, which includes a drawing of the foreign western vessels on the Hai River (Peiho River) approaching Tianjin, made by a Japanese individual whose interest would have been in maintaining awareness for the sake of protecting his own nation. Single leaf document measuring approximately 80 x 27,5 cm, comprised of two joined leafs of equal sized thin tissue paper. Black and red ink. Text is in Japanese. Age-toning to upper margin, indication of some burrowing, unobtrusive to text or diagram. All in all, very good cond... Read more

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    • ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY, 1923
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    • Bibliographic details: 8vo. 27 pages, plus black and white sketch maps and photographic plates. Original condition with blue wrappers, titles to front, and containing all the ads. One complete issues, seldom found in such good and original condition. An ambitious explorer, learned geologist, esteemed professor at the University of Glascow, J. W. Gregory led the Percy Sladen Trust Expedition to Yunnan from May to September 1922, which is the subject of these two accounts and accompanying single map. Accompanied by his son, C. J. Gregory, the purpose of the remarkable journey was to investigate the mountain structu... Read more

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    • Bibliographic details: Manuscript record of the unexpected arrival of the British HMS Mariner led by Commander Charles Mitchell Mathison in Japan, in 1849, with interest in making surveys around Edo (Tokyo), four years prior to Commodore Perry's arrival, and during Japan's period of isolation (Sakoku) during which most foreigners were prohibited entry in to the country and locals prohibited exit; containing also a description of Japanese castaway Otokichi who was on the British vessel, disguised as a Chinese to evade capital punishment, who later assisted Admiral James Stirling in establishing the 1854 Anglo-Japa... Read more

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    • 1865
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    • Bibliographic details: A numbered (278) and printed document granting financial compensation to a slave owner in Suriname, by the Dutch government, signed in the original by numerous parties including the Gouverneur de Kolonie Suriname [Governor of Suriname] Van Lansberge, the Administrateur van Financienvan Het Ministerie van Kolonien te s-Gravenhague [Finance Administrator for the Ministry of the Colonies, at The Hague], and the recipient of the funds who is not only a slave owner but well-known chirurgeon A.D. Charlouis. Text is in Dutch. With steel engraved colonial coat of arms, official ink stamps, the embo... Read more

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    • 1932
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    • Bibliographic details: Rare issue of Al-Musawar, an Egyptian magazine, featuring content of assorted local interest from 90 years ago, including the latest news in aviation - Misr Airwork having only just been founded 17 days earlier, athletes in the 1st Maccabiah Games, entertainment, politics, military, education, artisanry and more. Text is in Arabic. Folio. 23 pages, opening from the left side, replete with photographic illustration throughout, plus fully illustrated front cover. Volume measures approximately 28,5 x 42 cm. Some wear to edges and spine, folded at center, otherwise in very good, original condit... Read more

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    • MEDIOLANI, EX AEDIBUS SOCIETATIS PALATINAE, 1730
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    • Bibliographic details: very good copy bound in full blind stamped Italian vellum.Frontispiece illustration. Title in red and black. [23], 624 pages, 235 copper engraved illustrations of Roman coins. "Bonne edition." - Brunet IV, page 151; Lipsius, page 293. An important reference for Roman coinage from Pompeji and Heraclium. First published by Plantin in 1579 (without the illustrations), the work was later edited by Francesco Mezzabarba of Milan in 1683. Adolph Occo was a physician, philosopher and archeologist who established helped Roman numismatics as a field. This work was "one of the landmarks in the evoluti... Read more

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    • BEY LUDWICH ELZEVIERN, 1648
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    • Bibliographic details: Bound in Continental full vellum. The engraved title depicting the author showing a geometrical drawing to William Prince of Orange. Engraved title. (6),475 pp. and 70 double-page engraved plates. Bottom Margin of title page with old owners name clipped. This was the largest work hitherto published on fortification, and it is specially interesting for containing 29 plans of European fortresses. It was originally published in Latin the year before and a French translation appeared the same year as this German edition. (Willems, Les Elzevier No 1064). - Sotheran Second Suppl. No 20981 (French... Read more

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    • ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY, 1949
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    • Bibliographic details: A spectacular detailed fold-out color map, measuring 11 x 11 inches (28 x 28cm), in original condition. The map is taken from "A Further Journey Across the Empty Quarter", published in June 1949 issue of the Royal Geographical Society, illustrating Thesiger's journey through western and northern Rub al Khali from November 1947 to May 1948. Wilfred Thesiger is perhaps the last, and certainly one of the greatest of the British travellers among the Arabs, his narrative is vividly written. After leaving Arabia he travelled extensively in the Karakoram and the Hindu Kush (the setting of his meet... Read more

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    • ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY, 1935
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    • Bibliographic details: 8 pages. Plus photographic plates and a large fold-out colour map measuring approximately 17 x 14 inches (43 x 36cm). Original condition with blue wrappers, titles to front, and containing all the ads. This is a complete issue, seldom found in such good and original condition. Narrative of a fascinating expedition into the innermost recesses of ancient Persia, for the purposes of documenting some of the oldest monuments in the history of civilization. Beautifully illustrated with plates and a stellar fold-out colour map of the Fars Province. Features exploration of Persia's northern Provinc... Read more

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    • ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY, 1888
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    • Bibliographic details: Complete issues, 34 pages, plus a large fold-out colour map measuring approximately 27.5 x 8.5 inches (70 x 22cm). Original condition with blue wrappers, titles to front, and containing all the ads. Chips to front and back covers, otherwise in very good and original condition. The substantial first-hand account of Younghusband's highly successful exploration from Peking to Yarkand and Kashmir traveling through the Mustagh Range and along the Baltoro Glacier. His was an arduous journey through spectacular Hiamalayan mountain passes, traversing vast unihabited land and climbing glaciers, trac... Read more

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    • Bibliographic details: Manuscript document together with linen backed drawings. Document is 11 pages written recto and verso to six folded leaves string-tied at margin, measuring approximately 28,5 x 18,5 cm. Drawings are folded leaf measuring approximately 64 x 43 cm, accompanied by a related diagram on a single leaf measuring approximately 27 x 40 cm. The manuscript document describes the great consternation among the Japanese civilians, upon the arrival of Commodore Perry's four American ships at Uraga in July 1853, and the warlords' immediate action to guard the coast. Together with a large manuscript ink dra... Read more

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    • 1912
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    • Bibliographic details: A unique portfolio of photographs and manuscript drawings from a pre-WWI German traveller who visited Alexandria, Cairo, Siut [Asyut], Luxor [Thebes], and Assuan [Aswan]. Contains 73 gelatin silver print photographs and 15 manuscript drawings - three of which are painted with watercolours, all mounted onto large brown cardstock leaves to rectos only. Half of the work relates to Aswan. Accompanied by a manuscript index in German. Crown Folio. 40 cardstock leaves measuring approximately 25 x 35,5 cm. Photographs vary in size, most measuring approximately 10 x 7,5 cm, with only a scant few sli... Read more

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    • 1853
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    • Bibliographic details: Woodblock "kawaraban" broadside illustrating the arrival of Commodore Perry's four American vessels at Uraga in 8 July 1853, featuring a prominent stylized portrait of Perry himself and one of his formidable "black ships". All text is in Japanese. Thin hand-made laid paper measuring approximately 35,5 x 27cm. Small tears at folds and margins, some professional repair to verso, otherwise in very good condition, with clear imagery. A pleasing example of an uncommon variant. A contemporary broadside to alert Japanese civilians of the arrival of Commodore Perry's formidable American vessels. Ne... Read more

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    • Bibliographic details: Rudolf Diesel's retained copy of his own signed manuscript letter to Samuel Breslauer, concerning the installation of a gas engine. Text is in German. 4to. Two single leafs, 2 pages of text on onion skin paper measuring approximately 30 x 24 cm. Minor age-toning, otherwise in very good condition. In this correspondence, Diesel describes alterations being made to the design of his first prototype, making comments on the compressor, transmission, and the lighting system (ignition), among other things. The second prototype, described here, would be built by October the same year. The specific ... Read more

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    • Bibliographic details: Rudolf Diesel's retained copy of his own signed manuscript letter to Samuel Breslauer, concerning the development of his prototype diesel engine, during the early design and test stages. Text is in German. 4to. Single leaf, 1 page of text on onion skin paper measuring approximately 30 x 24 cm. Minor age-toning, otherwise in very good condition. In this correspondence, Diesel is informing Breslauer of the progress of the testing and development of his important invention. Having then thoroughly tested his first engine prototype created in 1893, Diesel and his assistants had decided to make a... Read more

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    • Bibliographic details: [Berlin], 22 February [1895]. Rudolf Diesel's retained copy of his own signed manuscript letter to Samuel Breslauer, following up on previous correspondence concerning the installation of his prototype diesel engine, during the design stage. Text is in German. 4to. Single leaf, 4 lines of text on onion skin paper measuring approximately 30 x 24 cm. Minor age-toning, otherwise in very good condition. Rudolf Christian Karl Diesel (1858-1913), needing no introduction, was a German inventor and mechanical engineer who is world-famous for having invented the Diesel engine. At the time of this le... Read more

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