The Wayfarer's Bookshop has co-published with Martino Publishing many reprints of travel related bibliographies and important travel narratives including: Mill: Catalogue of the Library of the Royal Geographical Society; Cardinall: A Bibliography of the Gold Coast; Roehricht: Bibliotheca Geographica Palaestinae; Review of British Geographical Work During the Hundred Years, 1789-1889, Bibliography; Jukes: Narrative of the Surveying Voyage of H.M.S. Fly; Armstrong: A Personal Narrative of the Discovery of the North-West Passage; Kennedy: A Short Narrative of the Second Voyage of the Prince Albert; The Case of Captain Burton, Late H.B.M.'s Consul at Damascus and many other similar titles.
In addition, the Wayfarer's Bookshop has co-published with Peter Waschke (Eric's father) of Pierway Inc. several very high quality exact facsimile limited editions including: Burton: A Complete System of Bayonet Exercise (with the kind cooperation of the British Library); Burton: Wanderings in West Africa from Liverpool to Fernando Po; Baedeker: Athens and Its Environs; Baedeker: Athen und Seine Naechste Umgebung.
New Arrival co-authored by Eric's wife Alisa
Tarakanova O.L., Semina A.S. Sluzhebnaya biblioteka bukinisticheskogo magazina: Uchebnoe posobie. Chast 1. [The Reference Library of the Antiquarian Bookshop: a tutorial. Part 1].
Moscow: Logos, 2010. First Edition. Small Octavo. 348 pp. Hard Cover.
Olga Tarakanova - doctor of Russian History, Professor of Moscow State University of Printing Arts and the head of the only educational program for antiquarian booksellers in Russia. Alisa Semina - a graduate of the program and PhD in Russian History. The program encompasses a wide range of points of modern antique book trade: bibliography; history of book publishing, book trade and bibliophilia; different types of bindings; illustration and decoration techniques; forms and methods of modern antiquarian book trade etc.
This tutorial is the first issue of a series, devoted to different subject areas of the reference library of the antiquarian book shop. Part One contains more than 200 annotated descriptions of the most important Russian encyclopaedias, bibliographic dictionaries, as well as fundamental reference books about Russian incunabulas, editions of XVI-XXth centuries; literature, childrens books, and periodicals. The tutorial can be used by antiquarian book dealers, university students and teachers. The next part, being currently prepared, is dedicated to reference books on art.
In the Introduction the authors propose the approximate structure of the reference library and give a short sketch of history of reference libraries of antique book dealers in Russia from the XVIIIth century to the present day. The book contains five alphabetical, chronological and subject indexes.
Ross, Chet. Lieutenant Nobu Shirase and the Japanese Antarctic Expedition of 1910-1912: A Bibliography.
Santa Monica (CA): Adélie Books, 2010. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo – 23.6 cm. (1), [xxviii], 122, (2) pp. Illustrated end leaves front and back, frontis rendering of the Kanain Maru with textured tissue guard. Over 160 high-resolution images in color and black-and-white including 9 maps in text and 2 fold-out entries. Quarter navy-blue leather with silver foil ruling and dark blue linen covered boards, front cover with debossed image of the Southern Cross constellation in silver, spine titles debossed in silver, back cover with debossed Japanese kanji characters (translation – Nobu Shirase) in silver. Strictly limited to 290 numbered copies for sale.
Encompassing over five years of recearch, this is the first bibliography of works by and about Lt. Nobu Shirase and the Japanese Antarctic Expedition of 1910-1912. From the Foreword written by Michael Rosove of Adélie Books: “What Chet has uncovered and given to us in this work is a revelation: more accounts, biographies, and analyses than most of us were aware existed; and he has supplemented the details of these publications with a thoughtful synopsis of the expedition’s history, a concise life story of Shirase, remarks on Zenya Taniguchi who is a direct tie to Shirase himself, and brief bios on many of the expedition members. This volume, with its abundance of new information and rich illustrations, should find its way to the library shelf of everyone interested in Antarctic bibliography and history”.
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