Sale 2457 - Early Printed Medical, Scientific & Travel Books, October 17, 2017

278 ● ABUAL-FIDA ISMA’IL IBN ‘ALI. Perigraphe Chorasmias, Maouaralnachres etoi ton peran tou potamou Oxou topon, Aravias, Aigyptou, Persidos eti de tes Persikes kai Erythras thalasses. Arabic text with Greek translation by Dimitrios Alexandridis. 2 folding letterpress tables. 291, [1] pages. 8vo, 207x128 mm, modern vellum-backed patterned boards; contents browned with dampstaining in upper corners throughout, paper flaw in blank outer margin of G1. Vienna: Anton Schmid, 1807 [300/500] FIRST EDITION IN GREEK of the description of Khwarezm, Transoxiana, Arabia, Egypt, Persia, the Persian Gulf, and the Red Sea from the treatise on geography by the Syrian historian Abu al-Fida (1273-1331).This was apparently intended to accompany an 1807-08 Vienna edition of the minor Greek geographers, along with a Greek version of the coordinate tables of Tusi and Ulugh Beg (see lot 299). Sarton III, 799; cf. Hoffmann III, 354-55. 279 ● ANDERSON, EUSTACE. Chamouni and Mount Blanc: A Visit to the Valley and an Ascent . . . in the Autumn of 1855. 2 chromolithographed plates. vi, 113 pages. 8vo, 166x102 mm, original gilt- and blind-blocked blue cloth, spine ends and joints rubbed. 19th-century bookplate of John Bell Sedgwick. London: James Cornish, 1856 [300/500] FIRST EDITION . Abbey Travel 67; Meckly 3; Neate A47. 279 TRAVEL &GEOGRAPHY Lots 278-299 278