London: Allen Lane/Kestrel, 1982. 478 pages (top page edge has damp stain, not affecting interior), 8vo, black cloth, dust wrapper (yellowing to edges of interior wrapper flaps) London: Allen Lane/Kestrel, (1982). Reprint edition. A near fine copy in a near fine dust wrapper. Autographed by Adams on the title page.
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New York: Macmillan, 1951. 338pp. 8vo, black cloth, d.w. with mylar sleeve (d.w. has a few small scuffs; inside, the front end paper has tear from price sticker, signature of previous owner). New York: Macmillan, 1951. A very good(+) copy.
Topsfield: Salem House, 1988. Profusely illustrated with color photographs. 528 pages, 4to, gilt-stamped black cloth (corners bumped and rubbed), dust wrapper (rubbed). Topsfield: Salem House, (1988). Very good(-).
New York: Knopf, 1990. 401 pages. Large 8vo, burgundy cloth backed tan boards, dust wrapper. A near fine copy in a near fine dust wrapper.
Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1871. Profusely illustrated throughout. xxiv, 17-591 pages plus ads, all printed on thin paper. Thick 8vo, original gilt and black-stamped spine and cover (lightly worn at tips). Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1871. First edition. A very good copy of this rather scarce book.
London: Strahan, 1801. of Barbreck; with the Singular Humours of his Tartar Guide Hassan Artaz; Comprising the Occurrences of Four Years and Five Days, in an Overland Journey to India. xii, 259 +4pp of ads. 12mo, original leather-backed glazed boards (well-worn and cracked but still a solid and charming binding; toning and light foxing throughout). London: Printed by A. Strahan for Longman & Rees, 1801. Fourth edition.
London: David Nutt, 1896. 4 volumes, translated by Thomas SHelton and an introduction by James Fitzmaurice-Kelly. Rubricated title, unopened, untrimmed. Tall 8vo, handsomely rebound in 1/2 white vellum with black spine labels. London: David Nutt, 1896. A fine set. One of only 18 copies printed on Japanese paper.
Norwalk: Easton, 1979. Color frontispiece and illustrated in black and white by Edy Legrand. 682 pages, double column text, thick 4to, gilt stamped burgundy leather, silk moire endpapers, all edges gilt. Norwalk: Easton Press, 1979. A fine copy. 100 Greatest Books Ever Written series.
Edinburgh: Grant, 1910. 4 volumes, translated by P.A. Motteux. Rubricated title, black & white illustrations, tissue guards, untrimmed. Tall thick 8vo, handsomely rebound in 3/4 crimson moroco with marbled boards. Edinburgh: John Grant, 1910. A fine set.
Paris: Furne, Bovin. Illustrated throughout in b/w by Lucien Metivet. 448pp. Thick 4to, original red cloth decorated with elaborate stamped pictorial design in gilt and colors. Beveled edges, a.e.g. Paris: Ancienne Librairie Furne, Boivin & Cie, (no date, circa 1880). Text in French. Acidic paper is age-browned as usual, otherwise a fine copy. From the series Voyages Excentriques.
London: Dennis Dobson, 1969. Illustrated (color). Thin oblong 4to., brown cloth, lightly edge-worn wrapper. London: Dennis Dobson, (1969). A very good copy.
Franklin Center: Franklin, 1977. Illustrated by Walter Paget. 375 pages. Thick 8vo, full gilt-stamped brown mottled leather, a.e.g. Franklin Library, 1977. A fine copy, as new in the original un-opened Franklin Library packing sleeve with embossed gold seal. Limited edition - 100 Greatest Books of All Time series.
Franklin Center: Franklin, 1977. Illustrated by Walter Paget. 375 pages. Thick 8vo, full gilt-stamped brown mottled leather, a.e.g. Franklin Library, 1977. A fine copy. Limited edition - 100 Greatest Books of All Time series.
Norwalk: Easton, 1976. Introduction by J. Cuthbert Hadden. Illustrated in color by Edward A. Wilson. 299 pages. Thick 8vo, gilt-stamped royal blue leather, a.e.g. Norwalk: Easton Press, (1976). A fine copy. The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written series.
London: Cochrane and Pickersgill, 1831. 2 volumes. Illustrated with many intricate black & white engravings. Short 8vo, 3/4 green levant, raised gilt-decorated spine, t.e.g. (leather slightly rubbed near spine). London: Chochrane and Pickersgill, 1831. A charming, very good(+) set. With a Biographical Sketch of De Foe, Written Expressly for this Edition, and Illustrations from Original Designs.
N.P. Olivetti, 1984. Lavishly illustrated with color frontispiece and color illustrations. 290pp. Text in Italian. 4to, black cloth with color illustration mounted on front cover. N.P.: Olivetti, (1984). Cloth very slightly rubbed, still a very good(+) copy. Disegni di Tullio Pericoli.
London: Routledge, 1894. Translated by William Robson, with a letter from Alexandre Dumas Fils. Replete with 250 illustrations by Maurice Leloir, engraved on wood by J. Huyot. 2 volumes bound in one. xxx, 472; xii, 462 pages. Very thick short 4to, attractively rebound in 1/2 red morocco over red cloth; gilt-ruled and lettered spine with raised bands; marbled page edges. London: George Routledge, 1894. Limited edition -- number 512 of 750 copies. A very good(+) copy in a fine binding...
Boston: Wilde, 1915. Color frontis. 302pp. plus ads. 12mo, grey printed cloth with color illustration inlaid on front cover; three pages with minor spotting in margins, neat gift inscription in pencil on front free endpaper. Boston: W. A. Wilde Company, 1915. A near fine copy.
Chicago: Wilde, 1914. Color frontis., illustrated with black-and-white photographs and drawings by Frank T. Merrill. 301pp., 12mo, tan cloth with black-and-white photograph inlaid on front cover; covers lightly soiled and worn. Boston: W. A. Wilde Company, (1914). First edition. A lightly worn but still very good copy.
Boston: Wilde, 1912. Frontis. 313pp., 12mo, blue cloth with inlaid front cover illustration; covers lightly worn. Boston: W. A. Wilde Company, (1912). A very good copy.
London: Beeton, 1862. 10 color plates, 6 folding maps and more than 100 wood-cut illustrations. xii + 426pp., 8vo, 3/4 leather over marbled boards; covers lightly worn, front hinge mended with internal cloth strip. London: S. O. Beeton, 1862. First edition. Internally near fine, a very good copy.
Franklin Center: Franklin, 1976. In contemporary verse by Robert Fitzgerald. Folding color frontispiece. 2 volumes. 664; 502 pages. Thick 8vos, gilt-stamped navy blue leather, a.e.g. Franklin Library, (1976). Fine. 100 Greatest Books of All Time series. A Limited Edition.
Franklin Center: Franklin, 1978. In contemporary verse by Robert Fitzgerald. Illustrated by Walter Brooks. 2 volumes. 664; 502 pages. Thick 8vo, ornately gilt-stamped green morocco with brown leather labels, a.e.g. (very slightly spotty). Franklin Library, 1978, 1979. Bindings and labels are slightly different shades of green. A near fine set. The Great Books of the Western World. A Limited Edition.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1977. 236 pages, 8vo, black cloth, dust wrapper (torn and price-clipped; inner hinge exposed on the title page). Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1977. A very good(-) copy in a good dust wrapper. Inscribed on the half-title page to theater critic John Simon: "...who kisses the fate of our blind dates, with much thought, admiringly, Jerzy, January 1978." Above the inscription, Kosinski made a small drawing and wrote a quote from E.M. Cioran: "Our pleasures like our pains...
Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1860. Together with Journeys to Jagga, Usambara, Ukambani, Shoa, Abessinia, and Khartum; and a Coasting Voyage from Mombaz to Cape Delgado... with an appendix and notes on language and geography by E.J. Ravenstein. Frontispiece folding map. 464pp., 12mo, original blind stamped pebbled brown cloth (cloth is rubbed at spine ends). Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1860. First American edition. Very good. A very nice copy of this important, early book on African exploration.