REMAINES CONCERNING BRITAINE
London, Thomas Harper, 1637. Fifth edition, but the first 'edited' edition of
Camden's Remains. Small 4to. Engraved portrait fronitpiece. (6), 420, (2)pp. (The
final two pages are the Table.)
19th century full calf by Bedford. Spine in 6 compartments with raised bands, gilt,
two leather lettering peices, gilt. Gilt rules
on the boards, all edges gilt, marbled
endpapers. Armorial bookplate of the Lucy
Light wear to the spine tips and hinges; the
boards have some abrasions and the gilt is
rubbed in places. The frontispiece portrait
has been trimmed and mounted. Still, this
is a very good copy.
Edited by John Philpott, an officer, like
Camden, at the College of Arms.
STC 4525; Lowndes, p. 358.
Atkinson, Thomas Witlam,
ORIENTAL AND WESTERN SIBERIA:
A NARRATIVE OF SEVEN YEARS' EXPLORATIONS AND ADVENTURES IN SIBERIA, MONGOLIA, THE
KIRGHIS STEPPES, CHINESE TARTARY, AND PART OF CENTRAL ASIA
London, Hurst and Blackett, 1858. First edition. Thick 4to. (12),611pp. Contemporary half
leather. Spine in six compartments, intricately gilt, red leather lettering label, gilt, marbled
paper boards, edges and endpapers. Illustrated with a folding map. Also 20 full page
lithographed plates, most in duotone and some in full color. And 32 wood engravings.
Upper hinge has been repaired; board edges and spine rubbed; light foxing to some of the
plates; the map has a short marginal tear not affecting the image, a couple of folds strengthened
from the back, else this is a very good exemplar.
Thomas Witlam Atkinson (1799–1861) was an English
architect, artist and traveler in Siberia and Central Asia.
Between 1847 and 1853 he traveled over 40,000 miles
through Central Asia and Siberia. He also painted and
documented his travels in two books that are today
regarded as travel classics, of which this title is the first.