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The B bur-n ma in English (Memoirs of B bur).
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The B bur-n ma in English ("Memoirs of B bur").: Translated from the original Turki Text of Zahiru'd-din Muhammad B bur Padshah Ghazi by Annette Susannah Beveridge.

by BABUR; BEVERIDGE, Annette Susannah (trans.)

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London: Luzac & Co.,, 1922. A landmark edition First edition in book form of this landmark version of the B burn ma, the earliest example of autobiographical writing in world literature, the diary of Zah r-ud-D n Muhammad B bur (1483–1530), founder of the Mughal Empire and descendant of Timur, translated into English directly from the original Chagatai Turkish, the spoken language of the Andijan-Timurids; complete sets are extremely uncommon. Under the patronage of Akbar the Great (reigned 1556-1605) the B burn ma was translated into Persian, the literary language of the Mughal court, and English translations had been published that drew on that source. In her preface Beveridge describes the language of the Chagatai original as "terse, word-thrifty, restrained and lucid [which] comes over neatly into Saxon English, perhaps through primal affinities". Her version was originally published in four installments between 1912 and 1921 (the "four fasciculi" of the title). Some copies are dated 1921, have… Read More
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BAI VON PORTO-PRAYA (Insel St. Jago)

BAI VON PORTO-PRAYA (Insel St. Jago): T. 2

by SAINSON, de.

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Views of Australasia & Pacific., c1860. Engraved by BRODTMANN, J. Lithograph. Hand coloured. Very good condition Size: 25.5 x 15.5 cm.
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THE BALTIC SEA with the GULFS of BOTHNIA & FINLAND.  THE CRIMEA.

THE BALTIC SEA with the GULFS of BOTHNIA & FINLAND. THE CRIMEA.: LXXXIX.

by Engraved by BARTHOLOMEW, John

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THE IMPERIAL ATLAS OF MODERN GEOGRAPHY; AN EXTENSIVE SERIES OF MAPS, EMBRACING THE MOST RECENT DISCOVERIES AND THE LATEST POLITICAL DIVISIONS OF TERRITORY IN ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD. Walter Grahame Blackie., 1860. Two detailed maps of the Baltic Sea and of The Crimea on one sheet. The top map has several insets showing the Baltic Sea, the Gulf of Bothnia and the Aland Islands. The bottom map of The Crimea has insets of the Environs of Sebastopol and of the Black Sea Copper engraving. Original outline colour. Good condition. Size: 35 x 50 cm. (14 x 19½ inches).
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BARBARIAE ET BILEDULGERID NOVA DESCRIPTO. BARBARIA

BARBARIAE ET BILEDULGERID NOVA DESCRIPTO. BARBARIA

by BOTERO, Giovanni.

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RELATIONI UNIVERSALI DI GIOVANNI BOTERO BENESE., 1598. Giovanni Botero (1533-1617) was Secretary to the Duke of Savoy when he compiled his Relationi Universali; "this political and geographical description of the different countries of the world was very successful and translated into a number of languages" (Burden), including English (London 1603).. HELVETIAE DESCRIPTIO AEGIDIO TSCHVDO AUTORE Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Fine condition. map on sheet 20 x 15 cm. Map in Latin; accompanying text in Italian. Size: 11 x 8 cm. (4½ x 3 inches)
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BAVARIA Ducatus.

BAVARIA Ducatus.

by QUAD, Matthias.

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Fascilus Geographicus., 1608. Handsome map of Bavaria, strapwork cartouche at lower right. Matthaus Quad was a German cartographer based in Cologne, which, at the time was the centre for German cartography. This map is from his Fascilus Geographicus. It was printed by Johannes Bussemacher. Copper engraving. Original outline colour. Very good condition. Good margins. Forests, riversand a few place-names outlined in brown and green. Size: 26.5 x 20 cm. (10½ x 8 inches).
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BAVARIA DUCATUS

BAVARIA DUCATUS

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Atlas Minor. Jan Jansson., 1651, 2nd German edition.. Beautiful map of Bavaria from Jansson's edition of Mercator's Atlas Minor. Copper engraving. Original colour. Fine condition. Size: 19 x 14 cm. (7½ x 5½ inches). Moreland & Bannister, Antique Maps, p.98.
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BAVARIA Ducatus

BAVARIA Ducatus

by HONDIUS, Jodocus, & Jan Jansson.

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Atlas Minor. Jan Jansson the Elder., 1628, Latin edition.. ATLAS MINOR In 1604 Hondius bought the plates of Gerard Mercator's atlas, added about 40 maps to Mercator's original number, and from 1606 published enlarged editions in many languages still under Mercator's name, but with his own name as publisher. These atlases have become known as the Mercator/Hondius series. The following year the maps were re-engraved in miniature form and issued as a pocket Atlas Minor. Copper engraving. Later colour. In fine condition. Size: 19 x 12 cm. (7½ x 4½ inches) Bannister/Moreland - Antique Maps pp. 97 & 102.
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BAVARIA.

BAVARIA.

by CARY, John.

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London., 1808. This beautiful map, accurate and concise, is from John Cary's Universal Atlas. This was a compact version of his General Atlas, and shows the high standard of design, printing, and geographical accuracy that has led many to consider Cary as the finest of English map-makers. Copper engraving. Original colour. Fine condition. Size: 23 x 28 cm.
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BAY OF BULLS and HARBOR GRACE.

BAY OF BULLS and HARBOR GRACE.

by SELLER, John.

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London., 1759. Two maps, one on either side of a folio leaf, of two harbours in Newfoundland. Compass points, rhumblines and a few soundings on each map. From The English Pilot, the Fourth Book published by Mount & Page. Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Very good condition, a few wormholes on margins. Size: 25 x 33.5 cm.
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BEDFORDSHIRE.

BEDFORDSHIRE.

by MORDEN, Robert, fl. 1668-1703.

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Magna Britannia Et Hibernia Antiqua & Nova., 1720. Attractive map of Bedfordshire. List of the hundreds at lower right hand corner. Title in decorative cartouche. Morden's maps for Camden's Britannia were a landmark in British mapmaking. In response to public demand, the smaller Morden atlas, The Magna Britannia was published in 1702. These small Morden maps are now much harder to find than the larger, better known maps upon which they are based. Copper engraving. Later colour. Very good condition, with wide margins. Very light off setting on one margin. Size: 15.5 x 20.5 cm. (6 x 8 inches). Smith: Antique Maps of the British Isles, 81.
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BEDFORDSHIRE.

BEDFORDSHIRE.

by MORDEN, Robert.

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Gibson's edition of Camden's Britannia, first Morden edition. Abel Swale & John Churchill., 1695.. Beautiful map of Bedfordshire, coloured by the hundreds of the county. Cartouche at upper right, scales at lower right. The 1695 edition of Camden's Britannia was the first edition to contain Robert Morden's beautiful county maps. Morden went to considerable trouble to make them as accurate as possible, and they were the first county maps to include roads. Copper engraving. Original outline colour. Fine condition. Printed on thin paper, narrow margins. Size: 43 x 36 cm. (17 x 14 inches). Smith: Antique Maps of Britain, 80(i).
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BEDFORDSHIRE.

BEDFORDSHIRE.

by MORDEN, Robert

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Gibson's edition of Camden's Britannia, first Morden edition. Abel Swale & John Churchill., 1695.. Beautiful map of Bedfordshire. Cartouche at upper right, scales at lower right. The 1695 edition of Camden's Britannia was the first edition to contain Robert Morden's beautiful county maps. Morden went to considerable trouble to make them as accurate as possible, and they were the first county maps to include roads. Copper engraving. Hand coloured. Fine condition. Size: 43 x 36 cm. (17 x 14 inches). Smith: Antique Maps of Britain, 80(i).
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BELGIUM or the Netherlands.

BELGIUM or the Netherlands.: Plate 27.

by THOMSON, John.

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Edinburgh: , 1827. Handsome map of Belgium with a key to the 15 departments at top right. Thomson's New General Atlas was one of the best produced atlases of the day. Copper engraving. Original outline colour. Some light offsetting. Very good condition. Size: 60 x 49 cm.
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BERLIN.

BERLIN.

by CLARKE, W.B. Engraved by J. Henshall.

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Atlas for the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. Baldwin and Cradock., London 1833.. Crisp and detailed plan of Berlin, with the major buildings shown in front elevation along lower edge. Title and scale at top right. Steel engraving. Original colour. Fine condition. Size: 39 x 33 cm. (15½ x 13 inches).
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BERNA.

BERNA.

by GOTTFRIED, Johann Ludwig. Engraved by MERIAN, Matthew.

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Archontologia Cosmica., 1649. A lovely bird's eye view of Bern and the river Aare running around the city. Title cartouche in top centre with two cherubs on a cloud holding aloft the city's coat of arms which depicts a bear. German text about the city in top right corner, compass in top left and scale in bottom right. Principle buildings in the city are numbered, and along the lower edge their names are given. To the bottom left and right in the foreground of the picture stand elegant gentry in groups on hills overlooking the city. Copper engraving. Uncoloured. In very good condition, despite a couple of very small rust stains. Size: 345 x 210 mm. (13½ x 8½ inches)
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The BFG.
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The BFG.

by DAHL, Roald.

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London: Jonathan Cape,, 1982. Uncorrected proof copy with provisional publication details on front wrapper. Dahl's fantastical tale was expanded from a short story found in his 1975 book Danny, the Champion of the World, and was described in the first edition dust jacket blurb as "Dahl's most startling and wonderful tale since Charlie and the Chocolate Factory". A film adaptation, directed by Steven Spielberg, was released in 2016. Jeremy Treglown assesses Dahl's legacy in his biography and notes that not all of the author's books will last, but concludes "the best - especially The BFG - surely will" (p. 9). Octavo. Original orange wrappers, lettering in black, publisher's device repeated in black. Black and white illustrations within the text, all by Quentin Blake. Jeremy Treglown, Roald Dahl, 1994.
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The BFG.

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New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux,, 1982. First US edition, first printing. Dahl's fantastical tale was expanded from a short story found in his 1975 book Danny, the Champion of the World, described in the UK dust jacket blurb as "Dahl's most startling and wonderful tale since Charlie and the Chocolate Factory". A film adaptation, directed by Steven Spielberg, was released in 2016. Jeremy Treglown assesses Dahl's legacy in his biography and notes that not all of the author's books will last, but concludes "the best - especially The BFG - surely will". Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, front cover with vignette in gilt, green endpapers. With dust jacket. Black and white illustrations within the text, all by Quentin Blake. Extremities a little bumped and faded, crease to spine; extremities of unclipped jacket a little rubbed, creases to flaps: a very good copy in like jacket.
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The BFG.

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London: Jonathan Cape,, 1982. Uncorrected proof copy with provisional publication details on the front wrapper and the publisher's adhesive label. Dahl's fantastical tale was expanded from a short story found in his 1975 book Danny, the Champion of the World, and was described in the first edition dust jacket blurb as "Dahl's most startling and wonderful tale since Charlie and the Chocolate Factory". A film adaptation, directed by Steven Spielberg, was released in 2016. Jeremy Treglown assesses Dahl's legacy in his biography and notes that not all of the author's books will last, but concludes "the best - especially The BFG - surely will" (Treglown, p. 9). Octavo. Original orange wrappers, lettering in black, publisher's device repeated in black. Black and white illustrations within the text, all by Quentin Blake. Extremities a little rubbed, crease to spine and rear wrapper: a very good copy. Jeremy Treglown, Roald Dahl, 1994.
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The BFG.: Illustrations and Foreword by Quentin Blake.

by DAHL, Roald.

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London: Puffin,, 2016. First edition thus, first impression, containing new Quentin Blake illustrations not seen in the original publication of 1982. Blake's re-illustration of the work coincided with the 2016 film directed by Steven Spielberg. Octavo. Original illustrated white and blue boards, spine lettered in white, pictorial endpapers. With dust jacket. Line drawings by Quentin Blake. A fine copy in fine, unclipped jacket.
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BIENNA BIEL.

BIENNA BIEL.

by GOTTFRIED, Johann Ludwig. Engraved by MERIAN, Matthew.

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Archontologia Cosmica., 1649. A beautiful view from overlooking hills of this Swiss city, known in French as Bienne and in German as Biel. The town of Nydauw is labelled in the background, whilst in the foreground two men gesture towards the city spread out before them. Principal buildings in the city are numbered, and along the lower edge their names are given. Copper engraving. Uncoloured. In very good condition. Size: 320 x 200 mm. (12½ x 8 inches)
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