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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. History of the Incas by Pedro Sarmiento  de Gamboa, and The Execution of the Inca Tupac Amaru by Captain Baltasar de Ocampo.
    MARKHAM, Sir Clements. History of the Incas by Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa, and The Execution of the Inca Tupac Amaru by Captain Baltasar de Ocampo.

    London : 1907-8

    First editions. "The publication of the text of the Sarmiento manuscript in the Library of Göttingen University, has enabled the Council to present the members of the Hakluyt Society with the most authentic narrative of events connected with the history of the Incas of Peru" (Introduction). The supplement is decidedly uncommon. Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 113668

  2. Mexico. An Object Lesson.
    WAUGH, Evelyn. Mexico. An Object Lesson.

    Boston : 1939

    First US edition, first printing. With the author's presentation slip, tipped into the front endpaper, reading, "For H. A. Rappaport Evelyn Waugh". H. A. Rappaport was an eccentric American bibliophile, who had a habit of hand printing or binding offprints of his favourite author's works and sending them to the authors in exchange for presentation copies... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 112497

  3. 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

  4. The Traveller's Guide to Madeira and the West Indies;
    (WEST INDIES) MILLER, George, Junior. The Traveller's Guide to Madeira and the West Indies;

    Haddington : 1815

    First and only contemporary edition. A curiosity, a journal of a round trip to the West Indies being "chiefly made up of a series of minute engravings in which the events of each day are set forth pictorially. In all there are no fewer than 125 pictures, the whole being accompanied by a running commentary" (Couper, The Millers of Haddington, Dunbar... Learn More
    £575.00

    Stock Code: 139893

  5. Log book of Commodore John Ford.
    (SLAVERY; WEST INDIES.) 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

  6. De la démocratie en Amérique.
    TOCQUEVILLE, Alexis de. De la démocratie en Amérique.

    Brussels : 1840

    Second complete Brussels edition, in the scarce and appealing original wrappers, of de Tocqueville's magnum opus. The first appearances of De la démocratie en Amérique in Brussels were published by Louis Hauman in the same years as the first editions (Paris: Charles Gosselin, 1835 & 1840). Meline also published a two volume set in 1840, but this,... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 125824

  7. Robbery Under Law.
    WAUGH, Evelyn. Robbery Under Law.

    London : 1939

    First edition, first impression, in the first-issue jacket priced at 10/6: scarce thus. Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 112456

  8. 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

  9. Tenting on the Plains.
    CUSTER, Elizabeth B. Tenting on the Plains.

    New York : 1887

    First edition. The second in a series of three books by Elizabeth Custer aimed at securing a positive historical narrative for her husband. Tenting on the Plains was preceded by Boots and Saddles published in 1885, and followed by Following the Guidon published in 1890. Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 139352

  10. Europa Libera:
    (WAR OF THE SPANISH SUCCESSION.) Europa Libera:

    London : 1703

    First edition (preceding the second edition of that year with an added postscript). Published in the third year of the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-1714), the anonymous author proposes that in return for the support of Britain and the Netherlands for the claim of the Emperor of Austria to the Spanish crown, Spain's territories in America should... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 139168

  11. Mexico. An Object Lesson.
    WAUGH, Evelyn. Mexico. An Object Lesson.

    Boston : 1939

    First US edition, first printing. Advance review copy with the publisher's slip laid-in. Originally published in the UK in the same year as Robbery Under Law. Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 83129

  12. Remarks upon Capt. Middleton's Defence:
    DOBBS, Arthur. Remarks upon Capt. Middleton's Defence:

    London : 1744

    Scarce first edition, especially so with the map, of one of the scarcest documents in the bitter paper war that erupted between Dobbs and Middleton following the latter's attempt to find the North-West Passage, ultimately resulting in the blunting of his promising career - he was awarded the Royal Society's prestigious Copley Medal in 1742 - and enforced... Learn More
    £20,000.00

    Stock Code: 138112

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. The War with Mexico.
    RIPLEY, R. S. The War with Mexico.

    New York : 1849

    First edition of this extensive history of the Mexican-American War in which Ripley served; he was brevetted captain for gallantry at the battle of Cerro Gordo and major "meritorious conduct" at the battle of Chapultepec. Ripley took military leave from 1848 to 1849 to complete this work, "considered by some the best of the early histories". Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 119432

  16. 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 OCLC. "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

  17. Steam Warfare in the Parana:
    MACKINNON, Lauchlan Bellingham. Steam Warfare in the Parana:

    London : 1848

    First edition. Uncommon account of the Anglo-French naval interventions against Rojas's Argentine Confederation written by a participant. Mackinnon "obtained the particular mention of Commodore Sir Chas., Hotham for the skill he exemplified in the command of the rocket-party at San Lorenzo, which had been obliged to remain two days and nights concealed... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 92655

  18. An Account of the Voyages undertaken by the order of his Present Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere,
    (COOK, James.) HAWKESWORTH, John. 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, 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 of Venus from Tahiti, and then to... Learn More
    £9,750.00

    Stock Code: 87127

  19. Considerations touching a Warre with Spaine.
    BACON, Francis. Considerations touching a Warre with Spaine.

    1629

    First edition, uncommon, just a handful of copies at auction in the last 30 years. Written in 1624, this essay is dedicated to Charles I, as prince of Wales ("Your Maiestie hath an Imperiall name; It was a Charles that brought the Empire first into France; A Charles that brought it first into Spaine; Why should not Great Brittaine have his turne?"),... Learn More
    £4,000.00

    Stock Code: 68486

  20. Relation Historique et Critique de la Guerre Franco-Allemande en 1870-1871.
    (GRANT, U. 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

  21. 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

  22. Major Operations of the Royal Navy, 1762-1783.
    MAHAN, Alfred Thayer. Major Operations of the Royal Navy, 1762-1783.

    1898

    First edition, just three copies on OCLC - Harvard, University of Portland, Naval War College, Rhode Island. Consists of sheets of Mahan's chapter from Clowes' monumental history of the British Navy, bound up with a US-printed title page. A revised edition was published by Little, Brown in 1913, but the present issue was not recorded by Mahan's bibliographers,... Learn More
    £625.00

    Stock Code: 60710

  23. The Rudiments of War:
    [IRONSIDE, Gilbert] The Rudiments of War:

    1777

    First Edition. Uncommon, ESTC traces only three copies in America. The attribution is drawn from the Asiatic Annual Register, vol. IV, 1802, pp. 43-44. Ironside, a colonel in the service of the HEIC, here compiles a comprehensive and timely digest covering all aspects of military duties: "I am aware that some of the Remarks may at first appear... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 43626

  24. Voyage dans les Parties Intérieures l'Amerique Septentrionale,
    CARVER, Jonathan. Voyage dans les Parties Intérieures l'Amerique Septentrionale,

    Paris : 1784

    First French edition. Account of the French and Indian War, and of Major Robert Rogers's attempt to find the north-west passage. When separated from the rest of the mission Carver had lived with the Dakota Sioux and "closely recorded their customs and culture in great detail" (ODNB). Despite doubts about its authenticity his account became... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 38811

  25. Memorandums &c. &c. respecting the Unprecedented Treatment which the Army have met with respecting Plunder taken after a Siege,
    CLINTON, Sir Henry. Memorandums &c. &c. respecting the Unprecedented Treatment which the Army have met with respecting Plunder taken after a Siege,

    1794

    First Edition. "Concerning capture of Charleston and sale of American property" (Howes). Clinton's reputation rests "almost entirely on his service in the American War of Independence which was almost always marred by his inability, by what historians have come to see as a disordered personality, to work well with other generals and admirals and to... Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 38056

  26. North American Indians.
    CATLIN, George. North American Indians.

    Edinburgh : 1926

    A young lawyer turned portraitist, Catlin set out in 1830 from his home in Pennsylvania to record on canvas the indigenous tribes of North America and their way of life. His eight years among the major tribes of the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains resulted in his "Indian Gallery," an enormous collection of artefacts as well as more than four hundred... Learn More
    £1,875.00

    Stock Code: 126141

  27. Complete Collection of Voyages made into North and South America,
    BELLEGARDE, Jean-Baptiste Morvan de. Complete Collection of Voyages made into North and South America,

    London : 1711

    Second edition in English, following the first of 1708 - the year following the French first, Histoire Universelle des Voyages - attributed to Du Perier and published under the title A General History of all Voyages and Travels throughout the Old and New World, as per the banderolle in the frontis. A collection "devoted entirely to the early voyages... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 137453

  28. Notes on Central America;
    SQUIER, E. G. Notes on Central America;

    New York : 1855

    First edition. Squier served as charge d'affaires to Central America for the US in 1849, the first of a number of posts in Central America which led to him becoming, "perhaps the best single authority on the Central America of the period" (DAB). This work offers a comprehensive account of the region. From the library of John E. Russell (1834-1903),... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 119213

  29. Jamaica: Enslaved and Free.
    [LUCKOCK, Benjamin.] Jamaica: Enslaved and Free.

    London : [1846]

    First edition of this history of Jamaica from an abolitionist perspective, detailing the discovery of Jamaica, the cruelty of the colonisers to the natives, the introduction of slavery, and the effects of its abolition. The author argues that the ending of slavery in Jamaica in 1838 was orderly and has seen a marked moral improvement in the former slaves.... Learn More
    £120.00

    Stock Code: 129877

  30. 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

  31. 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 the... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 123372

  32. European Colonies, in Various Parts of the World,
    HOWISON, John. European Colonies, in Various Parts of the World,

    London : 1834

    First edition, well represented institutionally but commercially uncommon; a most attractively presented copy in a superior contemporary binding. John Howison (1797-1859) was a Scot who from 1818 to 1820 travelled in Quebec and Ontario, and whose Sketches of Canada (1821), published when he was still in his mid-twenties, "was an immediate success and... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 120995

  33. Spanish and Portuguese South America during the Colonial Period.
    WATSON, Robert Grant. Spanish and Portuguese South America during the Colonial Period.

    London : 1884

    First edition of this expansive compendium of South American history, in the variant brown cloth binding. Watson travelled widely as a British diplomat allowing him to write a number of regional histories; "it is on of the advantages of foreign legations, that now and then a man connected with them is found intelligent enough and industrious enough... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 119367

  34. Travels in the Republic of Colombia.
    MOLLIEN, G. Travels in the Republic of Colombia.

    London : 1824

    First edition in English, first published in French in the same year. Gaspard-Théodore Mollien (1796-1872), was a French diplomat and explorer. This work details his voyage from France to North America and then on to the newly independent Columbia where he navigated the Magdalena river. A detailed and practical work which describes the cities, geography... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 119393

  35. 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

  36. A Narrative of the Expedition to the Rivers Orinoco and Apuré in South America;
    HIPPISLEY, Gustavus. A Narrative of the Expedition to the Rivers Orinoco and Apuré in South America;

    London : 1819

    First edition. Gustavus Hippisley served as a colonel in the First Venezuelan Hussars as part of the British brigade sent to South America to assist in the war for independence in Venezuela. The account gives a description of the voyage to South America and includes a collection of Hippisley's correspondence, including with Simón Bolívar.
    With... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 119177

  37. 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

  38. Notes of a Botanist on the Amazon & Andes,
    SPRUCE, Richard; Alfred Russel Wallace (ed.) Notes of a Botanist on the Amazon & Andes,

    London : 1908

    First edition. One of Wallace's later works was this edition of the botanical papers and diaries of his friend and co-Amazonian explorer Richard Spruce, who had died in 1894. "This work best reflects Spruce's gift for analysis, description, and narrative, along with his dry humour" (ODNB).
    Spruce was sent to South America in 1849 by Hooker, Bentham,... Learn More
    £1,200.00

    Stock Code: 119025

  39. 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

  40. On the Cultivation, and Curing of Parà Rubber (Havea Brasiliensis).
    WICKHAM, Henry Alexander. On the Cultivation, and Curing of Parà Rubber (Havea Brasiliensis).

    London : 1908

    First edition, uncommon just 6 copies on Copac. Wickham (1846-1928), first visited South America in 1866, setting himself up as a dealer in bird plumage. He subsequently pieced together a living as a rubber dealer, sugar and tobacco planter. In 1872 he was taken on by Sir John Hooker as a plant collector, and was introduced to Clement Markham who... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 117719

  41. 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

  42. On Snow-Shoes to the Barren Grounds.
    WHITNEY, Caspar. On Snow-Shoes to the Barren Grounds.

    New York : 1896

    First edition. Whitney, editor of Harper's Weekly and fellow of the Royal Geographic Society, travelled widely from a young age, spending five years exploring Mexico on horseback after graduating in 1879. The trip documented here, "a strenuous journey past Great Slave Lake to the Arctic Circle", was undertaken as a holiday (DAB). Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 117513

  43. 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 (1734-99) was born in Nottingham, New Hampshire, son of Captain Joseph Cilley of the Isle of Shoals. Cilley served as an officer in the American Revolution and earlier, in 1758 seeing action in the French and Indian Wars as a sergeant... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 116877

  44. 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

  45. A Journey to Great-Salt-Lake City.
    REMY, Jules, & Julius Brenchley. A Journey to Great-Salt-Lake City.

    London : 1861

    First edition in English, originally published in French the previous year as Voyage au pays des Mormons. Rémy (1826-1893) spent ten years travelling in the Americas and the Pacific, including three years in Honolulu, where he became an intimate of King Kamehameha III and met the English gentleman explorer Julius Brenchley (1816-1873). In 1855 the... Learn More
    £1,875.00

    Stock Code: 114871

  46. 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

  47. 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

  48. Diario del viage explorador de las corbetas españolas "Descubierta" y "Atrevida" en los años de 1789 a 1794.
    VIANA, Francisco Xavier de. Diario del viage explorador de las corbetas españolas "Descubierta" y "Atrevida" en los años de 1789 a 1794.

    Cerrito de la Victoria [Montevideo] : 1849

    First and only edition of one of the rarest Pacific voyages, the great Spanish scientific expedition under the Italian-born Alessandro Malaspina, 1789 to 1794, throughout the Pacific, exploring and mapping much of the west coast of the Americas from Cape Horn to the Gulf of Alaska, then across to the Philippines, with stops in Australia and New Zealand.... Learn More
    £22,500.00

    Stock Code: 113859

  49. Mexico. An Object Lesson.
    WAUGH, Evelyn. Mexico. An Object Lesson.

    Boston : 1939

    First US edition, first printing. Originally published in the UK in the same year as Robbery Under Law. Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 112569

  50. Diario del viage explorador de las corbetas españolas "Descubierta" y "Atrevida" en los años de 1789 à 1794.
    [VIANA, Francisco Javier de.] Diario del viage explorador de las corbetas españolas "Descubierta" y "Atrevida" en los años de 1789 à 1794.

    [Montevideo] : 1849

    First and only edition of the first published account of "Spain's greatest scientific voyage of exploration to the South Seas in the eighteenth century" (Hill). Rare: 20 copies in libraries world-wide (none in the United Kingdom) but just a handful of copies traced at auction. Lada-Mocarski considered that "Viana's diary is of immense value. It is the... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 111448

  51. Rules for the Attendants and Assistants of the Vermont Asylum.
    (VERMONT ASYLUM.) Rules for the Attendants and Assistants of the Vermont Asylum.

    Vermont : c.1850

    Founded in 1834 as the Vermont Asylum for the Insane, later renamed the Brattleboro Retreat, and still in operation today as Retreat Healthcare, the asylum was one of the first such institutions established in the United States. The initial funds for its foundation came from a bequest left by Anna Hunt Marsh, the wife of a wealthy local doctor, who... Learn More
    £325.00

    Stock Code: 111218

  52. The Nation at War.
    MARCH, Peyton C. The Nation at War.

    New York : 1932

    First edition, trade issue. "March, US Chief of Staff from March 1918, writes critically of Pershing and others in the army high command" (Lengel). There was also a signed limited issue of 350 copies. Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 111349

  53. In Patagonia.
    CHATWIN, Bruce. In Patagonia.

    London : 1977

    First edition, first impression of the author's first book. A landmark travelogue and Chatwin's best book. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 111374

  54. Notes of a Botanist on the Amazon & Andes
    SPRUCE, Richard; Alfred Russel Wallace (ed.) Notes of a Botanist on the Amazon & Andes

    London : 1908

    First edition. One of Wallace's later works was this edition of the botanical papers and diaries of his friend and co-Amazonian explorer Richard Spruce, who had died in 1894. "This work best reflects Spruce's gift for analysis, description, and narrative, along with his dry humour" (ODNB).
    Spruce had been sent to South America in 1849 by Hooker,... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 110960

  55. 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

  56. [Drop-head title:] Schoolcraft and Allen - Expedition to North-West Indians.
    SCHOOLCRAFT, Henry Rowe, & James Allen. [Drop-head title:] Schoolcraft and Allen - Expedition to North-West Indians.

    Washington, D.C. : 1834

    First edition of this scarce pamphlet, which is important for including the "earliest map of the true source of the Mississippi River. It depicts Sioux and Chippewa boundary lines as established by the treaty of 1825; Indian villages, towns and placenames; trading posts and portages; the route of Lieutenant Allen. The dividing ridge separating the watersheds... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 109869

  57. Roll, Jordan, Roll.
    ULMANN, Doris, & Julia Peterkin. Roll, Jordan, Roll.

    New York : 1933

    First edition, signed limited issue. Number 48 of 350 copies signed by the author and photographer, and printed on large paper and extra-illustrated with 90 images, instead of the 70 in the trade issue. This copy is accompanied by the gravure signed by Ulmann of the plate on p. 31, which, although not called for in the colophon, was supposed to be included.... Learn More
    £32,500.00

    Stock Code: 109882

  58. A South Sea Diary.
    POWELL, S. W. A South Sea Diary.

    London : 1942

    First edition, first impression of this travel narrative of an Englishmen who went to Tahiti and purchased a coconut plantation.

    Provenance: from the publisher's archive of Victor Gollancz (1893-1967), one of the revolutionary figures of 20th-century publishing. Everything about Gollancz was distinctive, from his business practices - he flouted... Learn More
    £65.00

    Stock Code: 108554

  59. 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 in... Learn More
    £35,000.00

    Stock Code: 108232

  60. Wild Sports of the West.
    [MAXWELL, William Hamilton.] Wild Sports of the West.

    London : 1832

    First edition. "In 1829 Maxwell achieved recognition as a writer when Henry Colburn published his Stories of Waterloo, for which he paid him 300. Three years later one of his most popular books appeared: Wild Sports of the West (1832). This contained lively tales and legends together with colourful descriptions of Irish people, sporting activities (such... Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 108201

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