Lot 216

Navigation.- Azuni (Domenico Alberto)

Dissertation sur l’origine de la boussole, first French edition, half title, light browning, marginal staining to first few leaves, leaves slightly trimmed, contemporary patterned paper wrappers, little rubbed and holed, [Wheeler Gift, n. 669; Rossetti & Cantoni, p. 11; Hoefer IV], Jeunehomme, an XIII 1805; Klaproth (Julius Von) Lettre à M. le baron A. de Humboldt, sur l’invention de la boussole, FIRST and only EDITION, half title, text woodcuts, 3 folding lithograph plates depicting ideograms and Chinese compasses, occasional spotting, leaves uncut or trimmed, [Cordier, Bibliotheca sinica, 1458; Bourquelot, IV, 465], Dondey-Dupré, Paris, 1834; Jehenne (Amable Constant) Renseignements nautiques sur Nossi-Bé, Nossi-Mitsiou, etc., half title, woodcut device to title, occasional spotting, Imprimerie Royale, 1843; Estancelin (Louis) Recherches sur les voyages et decouvertes…et en Amerique, half title, light browning, minor spotting, inscription to front cover in a contemporary hand, joints split, [Harrisse’s Bibl. Am. Vet., P. 173], Delaunay et A. Pinard, 1832, all in original pictorial wrappers, chipped and soiled, 8vo, Paris (4)

Estimate: £200-£300