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First editions and rare books, including copies in fine bindings, relating to history, travel and exploration in the Americas, both North and South, and the adjacent islands.

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  1. Douglass & Aikman's Almanack and Register for the Island of Jamaica:
    (AMERICAN JUDAICA.) Douglass & Aikman's Almanack and Register for the Island of Jamaica:

    Kingston : 1781

    Extremely uncommon. Printed and published by David Douglass and William Aikman, Loyalist refugees from the Revolution in America - Douglass from Charleston, Aikman from Annapolis - this almanac includes, at the conclusion of the calendar proper, on the verso of the leaf bearing a Jamaican historical chronology - a "Kalendar of Months, Sabbaths, and... Learn More
    £17,500.00

    Stock Code: 82190

  2. The Naturall and Morall Historie of the East and West Indies.
    ACOSTA, Jose de. The Naturall and Morall Historie of the East and West Indies.

    London : 1604

    First edition in English of "the most convincing, detailed, and reliable account" of the Americas at this time, in a notably attractive contemporary binding (Hill). While this influential work is well-held institutionally it is scarce in commerce, and especially so in a contemporary binding, with only five such copies appearing at auction in the last... Learn More
    £18,750.00

    Stock Code: 141468

  3. Original watercolour view of the coast of Jamaica with the Blue Mountains in the background and two fishing boats in the foreground.
    ALEXANDER, Sir James Edward. Original watercolour view of the coast of Jamaica with the Blue Mountains in the background and two fishing boats in the foreground.

    Jamaica : 1831

    A highly evocative watercolour view of the Jamaican coastline with the famed Blue Mountains, the longest mountain range of the island, in the background.

    Sir James Alexander, the artist, noted the grandeur of this very scene in the published version of his travels: "After a week's run we sighted afar off the dim outline of part of St. Domingo,... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 98688

  4. A Century of Progress International Exposition, Chicago 1933-1934 presents this Collection of Official Photographs to Orville J. Taylor.
    ART DECO - KAUFMANN, Charles D. & Herman Fabry. A Century of Progress International Exposition, Chicago 1933-1934 presents this Collection of Official Photographs to Orville J. Taylor.

    Chicago, IL. : 1933

    First and only edition of this spectacular, highly limited-issue souvenir album for the Century of Progress exposition, an event which was to have a profound influence on modernist architects for decades to come, and served more generally as an invaluable "repository" of Art Deco motifs. A small number of these presentation albums were created as gifts... Learn More
    £4,750.00

    Stock Code: 134251

  5. The Works.
    BANCROFT, Hubert Howe. The Works.

    San Francisco : 1886

    First edition, the complete set of what is still considered by historians to be the most important single source of early Western American history. "Colossal co-operative undertaking; nothing approaching it has ever been attempted in this country" (Howes). Although the first title-page is dated 1886, the set was published 1883-90. Vols. 11 and 33 were... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 68597

  6. A Voyage to Cochinchina, in the Years 1792 and 1793:
    BARROW, John. A Voyage to Cochinchina, in the Years 1792 and 1793:

    London : 1806

    First edition of the "first illustrated English work on Vietnam" (Hill), being a description of the outward voyage of Lord Macartney's embassy to China. The account is superbly illustrated with aquatints of views, "types," and natural history specimens, Abbey commending the aquatinting as "of excellent quality."

    "The voyage visited Madeira,... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 81263

  7. A Voyage to Cochinchina, in the Years 1792 and 1793:
    BARROW, John. A Voyage to Cochinchina, in the Years 1792 and 1793:

    London : 1806

    First edition of the "first illustrated English work on Vietnam" (Hill), being a description of the outward voyage of Lord Macartney's embassy to China. The account is superbly illustrated with aquatints of views, "types," and natural history specimens, Abbey commending the aquatinting as "of excellent quality."

    "The voyage visited Madeira,... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 80780

  8. L'America poema eroico.
    BARTOLOMMEI SMEDUCCI, Girolamo. L'America poema eroico.

    Rome : 1650

    First edition of this "magnificent" (Gamba) celebration of the discovery of America, an allegorical epic in ottava rima, forty cantos each of a hundred stanzas, "a sort of Pilgrim's Progress in verse" (Rich).

    The work celebrates the heroic wanderings and adventures of Amerigo Vespucci, in avowed imitation of Homer's Odyssey. In his introduction... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 123372

  9. Black River.
    BEALS, Carleton. Black River.

    London : 1935

    First UK edition, first impression. It was first published in the US the preceding year. A novel about the suffering caused by greed for oil in Mexico - the so-called Black River.

    Provenance: from the publisher's archive of Victor Gollancz (1893-1967), one of the revolutionary figures of 20th-century publishing. Everything about Gollancz was... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 95022

  10. The Naturalist in Nicaragua:
    BELT, Thomas. The Naturalist in Nicaragua:

    London : 1874,

    First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed verso of the front free endpaper, "P. Brown Esqre, M.D. with the kind regards of the Author", with Brown's ownership inscription to the title page. The son of a Newcastle seedsman, Belt (1832-1878) was educated at a private school conducted by by John Storey, a secretary of Tyneside Naturalists' Field Club,... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 114155

  11. The British Dominions in North America;
    BOUCHETTE, Joseph. The British Dominions in North America;

    London : 1832

    First edition of this major early work on the history and development of Canada. Joseph Bouchette (1774-1841) was a Canadian militia officer and loyalist who qualified as a surveyor in early 1791. He initially gained fame in 1815 by publishing an extensive map and catalogue of Canada. This was an early synthesis of information on the region and Bouchette... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 94515

  12. Album de Pernambuco.
    BRAZIL - CARLS, Francisco Henrique. Album de Pernambuco.

    Pernambuco : 1880

    A wonderfully-preserved copy of this superb visual record of Brazil in the late 19th century. "The colourful and airy rendering contributes much to the appeal of this extensive series of images that forms one of the most comprehensive visual reports carried out on any Brazilian city in the period" (Correa do Lago).

    The album was first issued... Learn More
    £35,000.00

    Stock Code: 108232

  13. Photographs of Mexico.
    BRUEHL, Anton. Photographs of Mexico.

    New York : 1933

    First edition, first printing. Edition of 1,000 copies, this copy unnumbered. Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 85757

  14. Autograph letter signed, with instructions to Messrs Harper & Co. to send out copies of The Lake Regions.
    BURTON, Richard F. Autograph letter signed, with instructions to Messrs Harper & Co. to send out copies of The Lake Regions.

    Panama : 1860

    A letter from Burton sending out presentation copies of his most recent book following his sojourn in the American West. He asks his publishers to "oblige" him "by forwarding (for my expense) copies of The Lake Regions to the following directions and by letting me know what my bill for them to you is list of three names in Canyon City and Virginia... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 77160

  15. Say, Is This the U. S. A.?
    CALDWELL, Erskine, & Margaret Bourke-White. Say, Is This the U. S. A.?

    New York : 1941

    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 63667

  16. De Alemania.
    CARRIÓN, Ulises. De Alemania.

    Mexico : 1970

    First edition and only edition, number 533 of 3,000 copies, of Carrión's second book, a collection of six short stories employing the interior monologue, by "perhaps Mexico's most important conceptual artist" (Torre). Uncommon on the market: we were unable to trace any other copies for sale or at auction.

    Ulises Carrión (1941-1989) wrote De... Learn More
    £1,100.00

    Stock Code: 143753

  17. From Yorktown to Santiago with the Sixth U. S. Cavalry.
    CARTER, W. H. From Yorktown to Santiago with the Sixth U. S. Cavalry.

    Baltimore : 1900

    First edition, first printing. William H. Carter (1851-1925) served as a mounted messenger for the Union in the Civil War, also serving in the Spanish-American war, the Indian wars and World War One. This is the first of Carter's six historical military works and provides a detailed account of the history and movements of the Sixth U. S. Cavalry, with... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 117512

  18. One Hundred Years' History of The 2nd Batt. West India Regiment.
    CAULFEILD, James E.W.S., Colonel. One Hundred Years' History of The 2nd Batt. West India Regiment.

    London : 1898

    First and only edition. Extremely uncommon, just two locations, BL and Kensington and Chelsea library, on WorldCat. "The narrative covers the period stated in uniform detail. It has good coverage of several little-known operations in the West Indies and in West Africa" (Perkins). Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 103997

  19. A Voyage to California, to observe the Transit of Venus.
    CHAPPE D'AUTEROCHE, Jean. A Voyage to California, to observe the Transit of Venus.

    London : 1778

    First edition in English of two works edited for publication by Count Cassini, first published at Paris in 1772 and 1770 respectively. "A great deal of interest was taken in the transit of Venus. The French government had two expeditions in the field The British government also sent Captain Cook out to Tahiti for the same purpose. Streeter calls this... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 62469

  20. Patagonia Revisited.
    CHATWIN, Bruce, & Paul Theroux. Patagonia Revisited.

    Wilton, Salisbury, Wiltshire : 1985

    First edition, first impression, limited to 250 copies signed by both authors on the limitation leaf, of which this is number 163. Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 107573

  21. The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Robert Boyle, in Several Parts of the World…
    CHETWOOD, William Rufus The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Robert Boyle, in Several Parts of the World…

    1726

    First edition. "Howes points out that Boyle's narrative must probably be a work of pure fiction, and certainly any reading of the novel supports his contention. Like the Thousand and One Nights, the novel is a series of tales, each new story prompted by a character in the last" (Gove). Sabin states that Castelman's narrative, which is distinguished... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 49943

  22. Fully manuscript commission document, signed, appointing Enoch Page a "Captain of the Tenth Company, of the Fourth Regiment of Militia in... Province of New Hampshire".
    CILLEY, Joseph, Major General. Fully manuscript commission document, signed, appointing Enoch Page a "Captain of the Tenth Company, of the Fourth Regiment of Militia in... Province of New Hampshire".

    Nottingham, NH : 1772

    Exemplary pre-Revolutionary War military document, linking two men with extensive service during the period: Joseph Cilley (1734-1799) and Enoch Page (1742-1832). A highly attractive piece, we have been unable to trace any other documentary material from Cilley on the market.

    Cilley was born in Nottingham, New Hampshire, son of Captain Joseph... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 116877

  23. A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean.
    COOK, James, & James King. A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean.

    London : 1785

    Second edition of Cook's fatal third voyage, an attempt to find a north-west passage, during which he "discovered" Oahu and Kauai at the western end of the Hawaiian Islands, and, more importantly, "depicted accurately for the first time the north-west coast of America, leaving no major discoveries for his successors. In addition the scientific discoveries... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 75595

  24. An Account of the Voyages undertaken by the order of his Present Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere,
    COOK, James; HAWKESWORTH, John (ed.) An Account of the Voyages undertaken by the order of his Present Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere,

    London : 1773

    First edition of the official account of Cook's first voyage, a handsome and appealing set in the preferred issue with the Straits of Magellan plate, together with previous exploratory expeditions under Byron, Carteret and Wallis, compiled by John Hawkesworth.

    The primary purpose of Cook's voyage in Endeavour was the observation of the transit... Learn More
    £9,750.00

    Stock Code: 87127

  25. 146439
    COULTER, John. Adventures on the Western Coast of South America,

    London : 1847

    First edition. of this account of Coulter's time onboard the Stratford whaler, the book opening with a dramatic account of a successful whale chase. This copy in the original cloth in notably attractive condition.

    A ship's surgeon, "little seems to be known of Coulter beyond his personal narratives" (Howgego). A keen observer, and an engaging... Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 146439

  26. Adventures on the Columbia River,
    COX, Ross. Adventures on the Columbia River,

    New York : 1832

    First American edition of this "excellent firsthand account of the fur trade and of the Indian tribes in Montana, Idaho, and eastern Washington with whom the fur traders dealt and sometimes fought" (Streeter). This copy is in uncommonly bright unrestored condition - most notably retaining the paper spine label which is usually lost.

    This narrative,... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 146346

  27. Lettres d'un Cultivateur Américain, écrites a W.S. ecuyer, Depuis l'Année 1770, jusqu'a 1781. Traduites de l'Anglois par ***.
    CRÈVECOEUR, Michel Guillaume St Jean de Lettres d'un Cultivateur Américain, écrites a W.S. ecuyer, Depuis l'Année 1770, jusqu'a 1781. Traduites de l'Anglois par ***.

    Paris, : 1784

    First edition in French, first issue with errata preceding the text in both volumes, the author's own free translation with additional material, of his Letters from an American Farmer, first published at London in English in 1782, the first literary success by an American author in Europe. Crèvecoeur served in the French and Indian War as a surveyor... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 46388

  28. Cuba in War Time.
    DAVIS, Richard Harding. Cuba in War Time.

    New York : 1897

    First edition. The Cuban struggle for independence, ongoing throughout the nineteenth century, was closely followed in the US, with many newspapers supporting an interventionist policy. Davis (1864-1916) was "convinced by his own experience that no man, whatever "his prejudices may be, can make this journey and not go home convinced that it is his duty... Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 143355

  29. [Account sheet, with manuscript docket title:] Account of contingent expences incurred by the Superintendent of His Majesty's affairs in Honduras,
    DESPARD, Edward. [Account sheet, with manuscript docket title:] Account of contingent expences incurred by the Superintendent of His Majesty's affairs in Honduras,

    (1789)

    Account sheet for six months' expenses in Honduras by Edward Marcus Despard (1751-1803), Superintendent of Honduras, later executed for treason, despite the appeals of Nelson, with whom he had worked closely during the San Juan Expedition. On Honduras Despard sought to give the same rights to freed slaves as to white settlers, claiming that British... Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 135127

  30. 148293comp
    DEVINE, Frank J. El Salvador: Embassy Under Attack.

    New York : 1981

    First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to a fellow member of the US Foreign Service, Ruth V. Verdin: "To Ruth Verdin, good friend, long-time diplomatic colleague, excellent source of administrative support in San Salvador, and a real credit to the Foreign Service, with all best wishes of the author, Frank J.... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 148293

  31. American Notes for General Circulation.
    DICKENS, Charles. American Notes for General Circulation.

    London : 1842

    First edition, a superb literary association, author's presentation copy from Dickens's first American tour, inscribed to Richard Henry Dana, Jr. the day after publication ("Richard Dana From his friend Charles Dickens, Nineteenth October, 1842") on the half-title in the first volume; additionally signed by Dana on the front pastedowns.

    Shortly... Learn More
    £65,000.00

    Stock Code: 145528

  32. Extracts from Private Journal-Letters... while in command of the Cyane, during the War with Mexico, 1846-1848.
    DU PONT, Samuel Francis. Extracts from Private Journal-Letters... while in command of the Cyane, during the War with Mexico, 1846-1848.

    Wilmington, DE : 1885

    First and sole edition, "privately printed for his family by his wife after his death" (Streeter) in a putative print run of around fifty copies that were not offered for sale; with a familial presentation inscription at head of title: "Louise Evelina Du Pont from her Father, 5th May 1900". Louise Evelina (1877-1958), heiress and preservationist, was... Learn More
    £4,000.00

    Stock Code: 131483

  33. A Visit to Colombia in the Years 1822 & 1823.
    DUANE, William. A Visit to Colombia in the Years 1822 & 1823.

    Philadelphia : 1826

    First edition. Duane (1760-1835), maverick Irish-American journalist and editor of the Democrat organ Aurora, travelled to newly independent Colombia to secure payment for arms and provisions sent to Bolivar's revolutionaries by Philadelphia merchant Jacob Idler, an affair passed over in silence in his important travelogue (such activities had forestalled... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 119211

  34. Photographs of America.
    FEE, James. Photographs of America.

    Gardena, CA : 1994

    First edition, first printing. Signed by the photographer on the front flyleaf. One of 1,000 copies printed. Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 116320

  35. Geschichte der Reisen, die seit Cook an der Nordwest- und Nordost-Küste von Amerika,
    FORSTER, George. Geschichte der Reisen, die seit Cook an der Nordwest- und Nordost-Küste von Amerika,

    Berlin : 1791

    First edition of this "early and important compilation of voyages to the Northwest Coast containing the voyages of Meares, Mortimer, Portlock, and Dixon" (Forbes). The work, which provides an update to the voyages covered in Forster's 1784 Geschichte der Reisen und Entdeckungen im Norden, also includes a series of essays and commentaries by Forster... Learn More
    £8,000.00

    Stock Code: 134112

  36. Flowers and Trees.
    FRIEDLANDER, Lee. Flowers and Trees.

    New York : 1981

    First edition, first printing, signed by the photographer on the dedication page. 40 stunning botanical photographs, taken during Friedlander's trip through the United States, Mexico, Japan and Europe. Learn More
    £900.00

    Stock Code: 123423

  37. Flowers and Trees.
    FRIEDLANDER, Lee. Flowers and Trees.

    New York : 1981

    First edition, first printing, signed by the photographer on the dedication page. 40 stunning botanical photographs, taken during Friedlander's trip through the United States, Mexico, Japan and Europe. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 123419

  38. 146430
    GERSTAECKER, Friedrich. Narrative of a Journey Round the World.

    New York : 1853

    First American edition of this account of Gerstaecker's circumnavigation. A three volume edition was published in London in the same year.

    Gerstaecker (1816-1872) first left Germany age 21 bound for California. He supported himself by whatever work came to hand and consequently spent a significant amount of time in the gold mines on the west... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 146430

  39. Relation Historique et Critique de la Guerre Franco-Allemande en 1870-1871.
    GRANT, Ulysses S. - LECOMTE, Ferdinand. Relation Historique et Critique de la Guerre Franco-Allemande en 1870-1871.

    Paris : 1872-4

    First editions of this important analysis of the Franco-Prussian War by a noted Swiss military theorist and radical politician. This set from the library of Ulysses S. Grant with tipped-in presentation slip, "General Grant, Président des Etats-Unis. Hommage respecteuse de l'Auteur", and with the loosely inserted compliments slip of the Swiss consul... Learn More
    £1,800.00

    Stock Code: 68206

  40. Log book of Commodore John Ford.
    HAITIAN SLAVE REVOLT. Log book of Commodore John Ford.

    1792 - 1794

    A conspicuous survival from a period of violent tumult in the Caribbean: the log book of the distinguished Royal Navy officer Commodore John Ford, kept while Commander-in-Chief, Jamaica Station. "At the start of the French Revolutionary War Ford d. 1796 had nine small vessels including three frigates in addition to his flagship at Jamaica. Having been... Learn More
    £8,750.00

    Stock Code: 128585

  41. Journey to Manaos.
    HANSON, Earl Parker. Journey to Manaos.

    London : 1938

    First edition, first impression of this account of exploration in north-western Brazil and southern Venezuela. From the publisher's archive, with their stamp to the front panel of the jacket and front pastedown. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 101469

  42. Journey to Manaos.
    HANSON, Earl Parker. Journey to Manaos.

    London : 1938

    First edition, first impression of this account of exploration in north-western Brazil and southern Venezuela. From the publisher's archive, with their stamp to the front free endpaper. Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 101466

  43. An Account of the British Settlement of Honduras;
    HENDERSON, George, Capt. An Account of the British Settlement of Honduras;

    London : 1809

    First edition. An extensive record kept by Captain George Henderson (1783-1855) whilst stationed in Honduras with his regiment in 1806. This work offers an extensive insight into the flora and fauna of the region, most often discussed, as was common in travel accounts of at the time, in terms of their uses as food stuffs; for example the "manati", whose... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 118630

  44. The West Indies.
    HENDERSON, John. The West Indies.

    London : 1905

    First edition of this volume in the always appealing A. & C. Black Colour Series, largely concerning Jamaica. The superb illustrations are by Archibald Stevenson Forrest, who contributed to a number of the series. Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 143940

  45. Travels in Peru and Mexico.
    HILL, S. S. Travels in Peru and Mexico.

    London : 1860

    First edition. Inscribed by the author in vol. 1 on the front free binder's blank, "Miss Courthope, with the author's affectionate regards". Samuel Hill was a prolific travel writer, who, having made a trip around the world in the 1850s, published several popular books of his travels. This edition is uncommon in the original binding, with six copies... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 119151

  46. The Natural History of Barbados.
    HUGHES, Griffith. The Natural History of Barbados.

    London : 1750

    First edition of this important and attractive early work on the natural history of Barbados, by the Welsh-born clergyman and naturalist Griffith Hughes (1707-1758?). "In Barbados, Hughes developed the idea of publishing a book on the island's natural history. In 1743 he visited London with the intention of promoting this work and ingratiated himself... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 110849

  47. Time Exposure.
    JACKSON, William Henry. Time Exposure.

    New York : 1940

    First edition, first printing, of the autobiography of William Henry Jackson (1843-1942), the American painter, Civil War veteran, geological survey photographer, and an explorer most famous for his images of the American West. Learn More
    £220.00

    Stock Code: 42723

  48. Attractive personal photograph album of a voyage to Jamaica, Montego Bay.
    JAMAICA. Attractive personal photograph album of a voyage to Jamaica, Montego Bay.

    Jamaica : c.1925

    Attractive sequence of well-taken photographs chronicling a pleasure trip out to Jamaica on-board Elders & Fyffe's S.S. Camito, a passenger-carrying banana boat. First images show shipboard life, deck tennis, quoits, and boat drills; a sequence of four pictures covers passage through the Panama canal; which is followed by the main group of views of... Learn More
    £425.00

    Stock Code: 96646

  49. Recueil de divers voyages faits en Afrique et en l'Amerique,
    JUSTEL, Henri, ed. Recueil de divers voyages faits en Afrique et en l'Amerique,

    Paris : 1674

    First edition of this important collection of voyages, assembled by the Huguenot Henri Justel, a "promoter, through hospitality and correspondence, in circles in Paris and London, of the optimistic spirit of enquiry which would be a feature of the European Enlightenment" (ODNB); this is a most attractive copy with a fine provenance. Included here is... Learn More
    £10,000.00

    Stock Code: 125351

  50. Arctic Explorations: The Second Grinnell Expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, '54, '55.
    KANE, Elisha Kent. Arctic Explorations: The Second Grinnell Expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, '54, '55.

    Philadelphia : 1856

    First edition. "In a brief life of thirty-six years, mostly in ill health, Elisha Kent participated in two Arctic expeditions and by the time of his death in 1857 was regarded as a true American hero and one of the nation's most popular authors Little went right in the second expedition but there were many notable achievements The discoveries of... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 128896

  51. Mellows: A Chronicle of Unknown Singers.
    KENNEDY, R. Emmet. Mellows: A Chronicle of Unknown Singers.

    New York : 1925

    First edition, first printing. With the musical scores of several folk songs and spirituals from Louisiana. Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 87587

  52. Voyaging Southward from The Strait of Magellan.
    KENT, Rockwell. Voyaging Southward from The Strait of Magellan.

    New York : 1926

    Presentation copy from the author, inscribed in pencil at the head of the dedication page, "To my friend Nat Horwitt this 'voyage' (so far the only one we've sailed together on) is inscribed by me Rockwell Kent Au Sable Forks, March 1929". The recipient was the celebrated industrial designer Nathan G. Horwitt (1889-1990), "Horwitt is best known for... Learn More
    £1,925.00

    Stock Code: 60017

  53. Mexico City Blues.
    KEROUAC, Jack. Mexico City Blues.

    New York : 1959

    First edition, first printing, of Kerouac's "242 Choruses", written between 1954 and 1957, in the correct black and white jacket (the bibliographer Charters incorrectly calls for a jacket "printed in red, green and black", these being the colours of the wrappers issue, and later dust jackets), hard to find in collectable condition. Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 136575

  54. Brazil and the Brazilians,
    KIDDER, Daniel Parish, & James Cooley FLETCHER. Brazil and the Brazilians,

    Philadelphia & New York : 1857

    First edition, presentation copy inscribed on the recto of the frontispiece "With the regards of the Principal Author, J. C. Fletcher, New York, Oct. 25 - 1860". This work "gave great impetus to the emigration movement from the defeated Confederates' South to Brazil" (Henry, p. 451).

    Fletcher, a Presbyterian minister, was sent to Brazil in 1951,... Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 142719

  55. Voyage autour du monde, fait dans les années 1803, 1804, 1805 et 1806,
    KRUSENSTERN, Adam Johann von. Voyage autour du monde, fait dans les années 1803, 1804, 1805 et 1806,

    Paris : 1821

    First edition in French of the first Russian circumnavigation, one of the most significant Pacific voyages after Cook, presented here in superior condition in a choice period binding, complete with the rare atlas of plates, "very important and difficult to obtain" (Hill). A highly desirable set.

    Krusenstern (Ivan Fedorovich Kruzenshtern, 1770-1846)... Learn More
    £25,000.00

    Stock Code: 143059

  56. Voyage dans les États-Unis d'Amérique,
    LA ROCHEFOUCAULD-LIANCOURT, François-Alexandre-Frédéric, duc de. Voyage dans les États-Unis d'Amérique,

    Paris : An VII de la République [1799]

    First edition, presentation copy of this important account of travels in the United States and Canada during the last decade of the 18th century, inscribed by the author's son, François XIII, duc de La Rochefoucauld (1765-1848), to Edward Livingston, who served as US Secretary of State in 1831-3: "Offert a M. Edouard Livingston envoyé extraordinnaire... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 114358

  57. Voyage in Search of La Pérouse …
    LABILLARDIÈRE, Jacques Julien Houton de. Voyage in Search of La Pérouse …

    London : 1800

    First edition in English, same year as the French, this in the favoured, and less common, single-volume quarto edition. Labillardière was the botanist and doctor on the d'Entrecasteaux Pérouse search expedition, and was entrusted with the task of writing the official account following the death of the commander from scurvy. "Although unsuccessful... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 79886

  58. An Illustrated Historical Atlas of Clinton County, Ohio.
    LAKE, GRIFFING, & STEVENSON. An Illustrated Historical Atlas of Clinton County, Ohio.

    Philadelphia : 1876

    First edition, no copies traced in British libraries; OCLC traces copies in American institutions only. A history of the county is accompanied by detailed plans of all its large towns, the views providing a charming picture of late nineteenth-century American prosperity. Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 22544

  59. An Original and Authentic Journal of Occurrences during the Late American War,
    LAMB, Roger. An Original and Authentic Journal of Occurrences during the Late American War,

    Dublin : 1809

    First edition. "Originally published in eleven parts" (Sabin). Lamb enlisted in the 9th regiment of foot in 1773; three years later he embarked for Canada and served initially in the operations at the siege of Quebec. Subsequently he "joined in General John Burgoyne's successful operations against Fort Ticonderoga, and was with the British army as... Learn More
    £795.00

    Stock Code: 65838

  60. Mornings in Mexico.
    LAWRENCE, D. H. Mornings in Mexico.

    London : 1927

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 148847

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