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Hundreds of adventurous travel stories outside Europe,
by land and sea, ego documents,
most in first published edition
and in original or contemporary binding.
De idioot : roman in vier deelen
Arnhem, Van Loghum Slaterus & Visser 1922 first Dutch edition
8vo, publisher’s decorated cloth with a vignet designed by Lodewijk Schelfhout. 846 (last page misnumbered 546) pages. Rare and in very good condition.
The first Dutch edition of this masterpiece in world literature “Идиот” (Idiot) was published in Russian in 1868 and for the first time translated by J. Jac. Thomson into Dutch. This is the deluxe one volume edition, published at the same time with a two volume edition in wrappers. Waegemans/Willemsen 1991 nr. 714.
De gebroeders Karamazow
Amsterdam, Van Holkema & Warendorf (1913) first Dutch edition
8vo, publisher’s orange Art Nouveau decorated cloth, 442 pages and 10 pages of publisher’s advertorials. Rare and in almost Fine condition.
The first edition of this masterpiece in world literature “Бpaтья Kapaмaзoвы” (Bratʹja Karamazovy) was published in Russian in 1879/80 and later translated by Anna van Gogh-Kaulbach from the French (“Frères Karamazow” 1888) into Dutch. This is the deluxe edition, published simultaneously with a cheaper edition in 2 volumes. Waegemans/Willemsen 1991 nr. 706.
The story of the Ashantee campaign
London, Smith Elder & Co 1874 first edition
8vo, publisher’s cloth, worn but refurbished. vii, 433 pages, a coloured folding map with closed tear and illustrations. Scarce.
Reade, the ‘Times’ special correspondent, witnessed and was involved in the three events of the storming of Ordashu by the Rifle Brigade, the storming of Amoaful by the Black Watch and the taking of Coomassie by Sir Archibald Alison.