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Auction Description for Swann: Travel & Sporting Books

Travel & Sporting Books

by Swann Auction Galleries

Platinum House

444 lots

March 7, 1996

104 East 25th Street

New York, NY, 10010 USA

Phone: 212.254.4710

Fax: 212 979 1017

Email: swann@swanngalleries.com

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Lot 1: ADANSON, MICHEL A VOYAGE TO SENEGAL, THE ISLE OF GOREE, AND THE RIVER GAMBIA

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Description: Engraved folding map. 8vo, contemporary sheep, needs rebinding; inked library stamp on title. (NYHS).

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Lot 2: (AFRICA.) GROUP OF 4 VOLUMES

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Description: Various sizes, original cloth, condition varies; ex-library. New York, vd Kay. Travels and Researches in Caffraria. 4 plates; folding map. Partly loose in binding. 1834 * Barth. Travels and Discoveries in North and Central Africa. 17 plates; folding map. 1859 * Speke. Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile. 24 plates; 2 maps. Lacks backstrip. 1864 * Andersson. Notes of Travel in South-western Africa. 1875.

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Lot 3: ALBANIS DE BEAUMONT JEAN FRANCOIS. GROUP OF 4 VOLUMES (IN 2),

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Description: CONCERNING THE EUROPEAN ALPS AND THE SOUTH OF FRANCE each with sepia aquatint views. Folio, 1/2 sheep, needs rebinding; scattered browning and foxing to plates and text. Abbey Travel 50-53. (NYHS) London, 1792-1800 Travels through the Rhaetian Alps. Map, 10 Aquatints. 10 aquatints. 1792 * Select Views of the Antiquities and Harbours in the South of France. 2 maps, 19 aquatints. 1795 * Travels from France to Italy, through the Lopontine Alps. 2 maps, 25 aquatints. 1800.

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Lot 4: (ALEXANDER THE GREAT.) BUDGE, E. A. WALLIS THE LIFE AND EXPLOITS OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT, BEING A SERIES OF ETHIOPIC

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Description: TEXTS Portrait plate. 2 volumes, first volume in Ethiopic, second with translations by Budge. 4to, publisher's 1/2 morocco gilt, extremities rubbed. ONE OF 250 NUMBERED SETS. London, 1896.

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Lot 5: ALI SHARAF AL-DIN THE HISTORY OF TIMUR-BEC, KNOWN BY THE NAME OF TAMERLAIN THE GREAT, EMPEROR

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Description: OF THE MOGULS AND TARTARS 5 engraved folding maps. 2 volumes. 8vo, early paneled calf, covers loose, but repairable. (NYHS) London, 1723.

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