Sale 2468 - Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books, March 8, 2018

237 c BELL, JOHN. Travels from St. Petersburg in Russia, to Diverse Parts of Asia. Folding engraved map. xvii, [3], 357, [3]; [2], 426, [1] pages, including ad leaf at end of first volume and errata leaf at end of second. 2 volumes. 4to, 242x185 mm, contemporary calf with morocco lettering pieces, slight wear to spine ends; offsetting from map onto fly-title in Volume 1, contents otherwise clean. Bookplates of Chillingham Castle and Frank S. Streeter (sale, Christie’s, 17 April 2007, lot 30). Glasgow & London: Robert and Andrew Foulis for the Author, 1763 [800/1,200] first edition . of Bell’s record of his travels on Russian diplomatic missions from St. Petersburg and Moscow to Peking, Isfahan, Derbent, and Constantinople. Gaskell 415. 238 c BELLEW, HENRY WALTER. Journal of a Political Mission to Afghanistan, in 1857. 8 tinted lithographed plates. xv, [1], 480 pages, including half- title. Errata slip tipped in. 8vo, 217x135 mm, original blue cloth blocked in gold and blind, spine darkened, with white ink shelf number; marginal foxing on plates, content otherwise generally clean. Later 19th-century bookplate of Sturgis Library, Barnstable, on front pastedown, their small stamp in lower corner of title and plates. first edition . London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1862 [400/600] TRAVEL LOTS 236-266 236 c [BEHRENS, CARL FRIEDRICH.] Histoire de L’Expédition deTroisVaisseaux . . . aux Terres Australes en MDCCXXI. [12], 224; [4], 254 pages, including half-titles. 2 volumes. 12mo, 152x94 mm, contemporary sheep gilt, spine ends chipped, cover corners worn through; isolated minor marginal foxing and dampstains, Volume 1 half-title and title shaved along bottom edge, clean tear in F1, worming in blank gutters of gatherings C through E in Volume 2. Stamps of Anthon Bakels and bookplates of Frank S. Streeter (sale, Christie’s, 17 April 2007, lot 27). The Hague: Aux Dépens de la Compagnie, 1739 [1,500/2,500] first edition in french of a first-hand account of the 1721-22 South Sea voyage led by Jacob Roggeveen in search of the supposed Great Southern Continent, the first European expedition to land on Easter Island. The original version in German was published in 1737. Hill 99. 236