BEKE, Charles Tilstone (1800-1874). The late Dr. Charles Beke's discoveries of Sinai in Arabia and of Midian... edited by his widow. London: Ballantyne, Hanson & Co. for Trübner & Co, 1878. 8° (244 x 165mm). Half-title, 2pp. advertisements at end. Photo-mechanical portrait frontispiece, 1 folding map hand-coloured in outline with route marked in red by hand, 1 lithographic plan, 2 plates of geological sections, 12 wood-engraved plates. (Some spotting, occasionally heavy.) Original red morocco gilt, upper cover with gilt pictorial vignette (based on the plate facing p.374), gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges (spine slightly faded and scuffed). Provenance: Earl of Harrowby (lengthy presentation inscription from the editor, dated 26 June 1878). PRESENTATION COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION, a fine copy.
Charles Tilstone BEKE. An Essay on the sources of the Nile in the mountains of the Moon. Edinburgh: Neill & Co., 1848. 8° (214 x 133mm). 2 maps on one folding sheet. (Light browning to margins.) Contemporary green morocco gilt, covers panelled, lettred in gilt on the upper cover 'Sources of the Nile.', spine in six compartments with raised bands, repeat decoration in each compartment, gilt turn-ins, gilt edges (slightly scuffed at extremities). Provenance: Gustav von Hofsten (armorial bookplate). A FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION
Charles Tilstone BEKE. The Sources of the Nile: being a general survey of the basin of that river, and of its head-streams; with the history of Nilotic discovery. London: Richard Barrett, 1860. 8° (222 x 140mm). 5 maps, one folding, folding sectional view. (Tear to folding map.) Original purple cloth blocked in blind, lettered in gilt on spine (spine faded, bumped and slightly split at head and foot, corners slightly bumped). Provenance: R.C. Kersey (author's presentation inscription 'R.C. Kersey Esq from the Author.') AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION; And seven others by Beke (pamphlets or articles in periodicals, three inscribed by Beke, one inscribed by his wife). (10)