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    • 1923

    • Libreria: Charlotte Du Rietz Rare Books (Svezia)
    • Valutazione libreria:5
    • Note Bibliografiche: Folio. Pp. 512; 512 + Appendices lvs (69). With five coloured full page plates and 70 full page plates. Numerous illustrations throughout the text. Original green cloth decorated in blind and gilt, calf spines lettered in gilt, extremities rubbed. All edges gilt. First edition of an important and comprehensive reference work on Japanese art. It covers all aspects of the visual and three dimensional arts; ceramics, metal works, prints, Netsuke artists, famous painters, mythological and historical figures, famous sites etc. A limited edition of 585 copies, of which this is no. 412. Cf Nippona... maggiori informazioni
    • 1655

    • Libreria: Charlotte Du Rietz Rare Books (Svezia)
    • Valutazione libreria:5
    • Note Bibliografiche: 12mo. Pp. (vi), 3 - 96, 112, (3). In our copy the preface is bound before the introduction. Calf, spine with four raised bands and title label, faded. Bookplate. Old ownership signature "David Constable feb. 26.1855". Bokplate (W.S. Society). An abridged version of Walton's famous and important introduction to the London Polyglot Bible which was published in 1655 - 57 (in six large volumes), or rather a summary of Walton's comprehensive 'praefatio' about Oriental languages in general and on different Bible versions. The Oriental types for the Hebrew, Arabic, Syriac, and Samaritan characters... maggiori informazioni
    • 1939

    • Libreria: Charlotte Du Rietz Rare Books (Svezia)
    • Valutazione libreria:5
    • Note Bibliografiche: Folio. Lvs (62) + pp. 7 + one page with Japanese colophon. Including 50 plates illustrating Japanese plants. Occasionally some spotting. Contemporary half calf, title lettered on spine, rubbed, cover slighty warped. A reprint of Thunberg's significant work on Japanese plants which he issued as a complement to his "Flora Japonica" (1784). The work comprises some of the first western illustrations of Japanese species. Thunberg, Swedish botanist and pupil of Linneaus, visited Japan disguised as a Dutchman. He was confined to the articial island Dejima outside Nagasaki and had few opportunities... maggiori informazioni
    • 1879

    • Libreria: Charlotte Du Rietz Rare Books (Svezia)
    • Valutazione libreria:5
    • Note Bibliografiche: Large 8vo. Pp. (xxvi), 506; (xviii), xiv, ii, pp. 507 - 1046. With engraved front portrait, lithographed title, 10 lithographed plates with 49 figures of famous diamonds, and many illustrations in the text. Text in English, Bengali, Hindi and Sanskrit. Without contents in English (four pages) in the first volume. Bound for the author in blue cloth, ruled and lettered in gilt with gilt vignettes on upper covers. Tiny split at lower part of front hinge. Occasionally some light staining. Presentation copy dated Calcutta August 4th, 1881. Dedicated to Count Georg Münster (1820 - 1902), the Germ... maggiori informazioni
    • 1816

    • Libreria: Charlotte Du Rietz Rare Books (Svezia)
    • Valutazione libreria:5
    • Note Bibliografiche: Pp. (viii), 246, errata (1). Modern marbled papercovered boards, red title label on spine. A rare Swedish historical account of the Ottoman empire. It starts with the founder Osman I (or Osman Gazi 1258 - 1326) and ends with Suleiman the Magnificent who died in 1566. Sprinchorn has partly based the account on works by Kantemir, Ricaut and D'Ohsson but supplemented with own material. Sprinchorn (1780 - 1823) served as a preacher at the Swedish legation in Constantinople for a period of six years. No library copies found except in Sweden. maggiori informazioni
    • 1633

    • Libreria: Charlotte Du Rietz Rare Books (Svezia)
    • Valutazione libreria:5
    • Note Bibliografiche: 16mo. Pp. 297 (pages 270 - 79 omitted in pag. but text is complete). With engraved title. Old annotation on title. Some light waterstain to last few leaves. Contemporary vellum, slightly rubbed and one corner chipped. First edition of this charming pocket guide to the Arabic world. It covers Mecca, Baghdad, Aleppo, Damascus and Jerusalem. It's a compilation of various acccounts devoted to geograhy, history, culture, science, etc. Includes at end "Historia Arabum" by Wolfgang Drechsler and an appendix about the Arabic calender. De la Faye p. 10. Gay 3452. Smitskamp PO 188. maggiori informazioni
    • 1899

    • Libreria: Charlotte Du Rietz Rare Books (Svezia)
    • Valutazione libreria:5
    • Note Bibliografiche: Pp. vi, 83, (1) adv. Contemporary half cloth, lettered in black, worn. First edition. Shellabear (1862 - 1947) was an English missionary who loved Malay culture and literature and wrote a vast number of books, several devoted to the Malay language. He also translated the Bible into the Malay language (1912). Cordier BI 1407. maggiori informazioni
    • Libreria: Charlotte Du Rietz Rare Books (Svezia)
    • Valutazione libreria:5
    • Note Bibliografiche: Small 8vo. Pp. (x), 68. Modern half vellum on marbled paper boards, title label on upper cover. Rare first edition. Contains the first printed ethnographical description of the land of the Kalmucks. Schnitzker, a Swedish born captain in the Russian Army, accompanied a Chinese embassy to the Kalmyk Aiuk Khan in 1714. His comprehensive account of the Kalmyks comprises information about the life, customs, and beleifs of the people, as well as on the Russo - Kalmyk and Russo - Chinese relations at the time. Includes notes by Johan Gustaf Renat, an officer who lived in this area for 17 years. Pr... maggiori informazioni
    • 1872

    • Libreria: Charlotte Du Rietz Rare Books (Svezia)
    • Valutazione libreria:5
    • Note Bibliografiche: Pp. xix, 94, (1). Original printed wrappers, some minor staining to covers. First edition. The Malay language spread through interethnic contact and trade across South East Asia during several centuries. It resulted in a lingua franca called Bazaar Malay or Low Malay which was influenced by contact among Malay, Chinese, Portugese and Dutch traders. This work comprises grammatical principles, general rules of pronounciation as well as a commercial vocabulary of naval terms, weights, currencies, measures, etc. Cordier BI 1412. maggiori informazioni
    • 1718

    • Libreria: Charlotte Du Rietz Rare Books (Svezia)
    • Valutazione libreria:5
    • Note Bibliografiche: Pp. xl, 397, table (17). Contemporary calf, spine with five raised bands, gilt and with a title label, worn, hinges cracked. Bookplate. Some old marginal annotations in beautiful handwriting. First edition of an interesting account about two Arabian travellers who visited India and China in the ninth century. The merchant Sulaiman al - Tajir's story is the first Arabic account of China dated to around year 850. He gives an accurate account of the Chinese - Arabic trade, porcelain production in Guangzhou, tea, ceremonies, social customs, education etc. The second account is based on an accou... maggiori informazioni
    • 1880

    • Libreria: Charlotte Du Rietz Rare Books (Svezia)
    • Valutazione libreria:5
    • Note Bibliografiche: 4to. Pp. (ii), xii, 1270 + Appendix: "Praecipua geographiae et historicae nomina tradens et explicans" pp. (ii), 72. With text in Latin and Annamese. Contemporary half calf, spine with four raised bands, worn. Old ownership signatures. Dedication copy from Mgr. Puginier which we assume is Bishop Paul - Francois Puginier (1835 - 92), French missionary and key figure in the establishment and expansion of French rule in Vietnam.(Imprimatur: Paulus Fr. Puginier, dated 1879). First edition. The French introduced Western typographic printing methods into Vietnam (Cochinchina) in the 1860's. This ... maggiori informazioni
    • 1809

    • Libreria: Charlotte Du Rietz Rare Books (Svezia)
    • Valutazione libreria:5
    • Note Bibliografiche: 4to. Pp. viii, iii - v, (i), 303; viii, 296. With 28 hand - coloured aquatint costume plates, 12 sepia - tinted aquatint plates of views and one etching of Gustav Vasa. Partly with some offsettting from plates as often. Contemporary calf, covers ruled in gilt with gilt floral border, gilt floral dentelles of inner edges, spine gilt with five raised bands, lightly rubbed. Copy of Ericsberg castle, Sweden. First edition. Porter (1775 - 1842) was an English diplomat and artist, who was appointed the historical painter to the czar of Russia in 1804. This narrative in the form of letters is main... maggiori informazioni
    • 1853

    • Libreria: Charlotte Du Rietz Rare Books (Svezia)
    • Valutazione libreria:5
    • Note Bibliografiche: Pp. xvi, 17 - 336. With 8 chromolithographed plates (including the frontispiece and extra title). Original blue cloth, blind - and gilt stamped, g.e. Second English edition, translated from the German (first 1844). This is the story of Ida's first voyage. In 1842 she travelled via the Black Sea to Constantinople, continued to the Holy Land and Egypt before returning home via Italy. A wonderful copy. Cf Tobler p. 165. Cf Röhricht p. 403. maggiori informazioni
    • 1846

    • Libreria: Charlotte Du Rietz Rare Books (Svezia)
    • Valutazione libreria:5
    • Note Bibliografiche: Pp. (viii), 215; (iv), 263, (1). With one folding map of Iceland. Partly with some foxing or spotting. Publisher's blue cloth, spines decorated and lettered in gilt. Library stamps on titles (Fürstlich Oettingen - Wallerstein'sche Bibliothek, Seyfriedsberg). Rare first edition of Ida Pfeiffer's travels to the Northern countries. She travelled from Vienna via Copenhagen to Iceland and back again through Norway, Sweden and Germany. She was born in Vienna in 1797 and at the age of 45 she started travelling. Her onward journeys became more and more adventurous and her books became very popular ... maggiori informazioni
    • 1762

    • Libreria: Charlotte Du Rietz Rare Books (Svezia)
    • Valutazione libreria:5
    • Note Bibliografiche: Small 8vo. Pp. (xxii), 232; (iv), 248. With one engraved frontispiece with Chinese characters and engraved vignette on titles. Contemporary full calf, spines with five raised bands, ruled in gilt, rubbed and hinges cracked but holding firm. Bookplate (Lord John Somers). First English edition of a collection of sinological essays, seven of which were reprinted or translated from earlier writers. Thomas Percy (1729 - 1811) was Bishop of Dromore in Ireland. The eight pieces include: 1. "A dissertation on the language and characters of Chinese" by Percy; 2. "Rules of conduct" by a Chinese; 3. A... maggiori informazioni
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