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CARTER, W. H. From Yorktown to Santiago with the Sixth U. S. Cavalry.
Baltimore : 1900First 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
MICHAUX, Francois Andre, & Thomas Nuttall. The North American Sylva;
Philadelphia : 1849 (Nuttall volumes), 1850 (Michaux vol. I and II), & 1851 (vol. III)First Smith edition of Michaux volumes (first published in French in 1810-13 and in English in 1817-19), early editions of Nuttall's continuation (first published from 1841 to 1849, here each volume dated 1849); together the most important work on the trees of North America prior to the 20th century.
"Of the two works united, it is no exaggeration... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 148552
CHAPPE D'AUTEROCHE, Jean. A Voyage to California, to observe the Transit of Venus.
London : 1778First 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
SCHOOLCRAFT, Henry R. Information Respecting the History, Condition and Prospects of the Indian Tribes of the United States:
Philadelphia : 1853-57Second edition of this impressive, ground-breaking and expansive work, unchallenged as the most comprehensive study of Native American culture, enhanced by "Captain Seth Eastman's exceptional lithographs" (American National Biography); four of the five volumes here (I-II and IV-VI) are contemporary presentation copies, inscribed by a trio of Commissioners... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 137694
THOREAU, Henry D. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers.
Boston and Cambridge : 1849First edition of Thoreau's first book. Thoreau published at his own expense an edition of 1,000 copies: less than 300 sold, and in 1853 the remainder was returned to him - 256 bound up and 450 in sheets - prompting his rueful journal entry: "I have now a library of nearly 900 volumes, over 700 of which I wrote myself."
The advert leaf advises... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 144727
COOK, James, & James King. A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean.
London : 1785Second and preferred edition of Cook's fatal third voyage, this set one of a small number with the text volumes printed on fine paper, apparently hot-pressed to give a more silken finish, and presented in a particularly attractive contemporary morocco binding, in this regard highly uncommon: the last set in such a binding appearing at auction in 1992.... Learn More£37,500.00
Stock Code: 139133
GERSTAECKER, Friedrich. Narrative of a Journey Round the World.
New York : 1853First 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
BRYANT, William Cullen (ed.) Picturesque America; or, The Land We Live In.
New York : 1872-4First edition of this monumental work of celebratory Americana, edited by the American Romantic poet William Cullen Bryant.
The majority of the superb plates were engraved by Robert Hinshelwood, a Scottish engraver who emigrated to America in 1835 where he established a considerable reputation for his work on landscapes. His painstaking and highly... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 149726
McKENNEY, Thomas L., & James Hall. History of the Indian Tribes of North America,
Philadelphia : 1855A magnificent record of Native American dignitaries - "the most colourful portraits of Indians ever executed" (Howes); this is the third octavo edition, following the first folio edition of 1836-44, and the first octavo edition of 1848-50.
McKenney, who was Superintendent of Indian trade from 1816 until 1822 and headed the US Bureau of Indian... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 146818
KONEN, Valentina. Puti amerikanskoi muziki [The ways of American music].
Moscow : 1961First edition, first impression, print-run of 5000. Detailed overview of American jazz. Soviet musicologist Valentina Konen (1909-1991) was one of the leading authorities on jazz culture in USSR. Born in Baku she left Russia after the October Revolution and spent 10 years in USA, studying at Juilliard (1924-9) specialising in piano. During her time... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 135739
LAMB, Roger. An Original and Authentic Journal of Occurrences during the Late American War,
Dublin : 1809First 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
BOUCHETTE, Joseph. The British Dominions in North America;
London : 1832First 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
LELAND, Charles Godfrey. The Algonquin Legends of New England.
Boston : 1884First edition of Leland's uncommon collection of the folklore of the "principal Wabanaki, or Northeastern Algonquin, Indians". All of the material was gathered directly from native American narrators, the great majority by Leland himself and the sources identified. The illustrations are from birch bark originals by Tomah Josephs, Indian Governor at... Learn More£775.00
Stock Code: 144666
AUDUBON, John James, & John Bachman. The Quadrupeds of North America.
New York : 1852-54-54Early octavo edition. The naturalist and painter John James Audubon (1785-1851) had made his reputation with The Birds of America (published between 1827 and 1839), widely regarded as the finest illustrated book ever produced, with record-breaking auction prices to match. In the early 1840s, while the octavo edition of The Birds was still in the press,... Learn More£5,500.00
Stock Code: 128407
JEFFERYS, Thomas. The American Atlas:
London : 1775First edition of this celebrated atlas, "the chief publication used by English and American officers during the American Revolution" (Karpinski) and "one of the most authoritative and comprehensive atlases of America" (Ristow), with large maps of 11 of the 13 colonies, and of French Canada.
As Geographer to the Prince of Wales, and subsequently... Learn More£135,000.00
Stock Code: 141814
FORSTER, George. Geschichte der Reisen, die seit Cook an der Nordwest- und Nordost-Küste von Amerika,
Berlin : 1791First 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
DICKENS, Charles. American Notes for General Circulation.
London : 1842First 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
CATLIN, George. North American Indians.
Edinburgh : 1903A handsomely produced edition. 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... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 142390
REMINGTON, Frederic. Drawings.
New York & London : 1897First edition of this excellent collection of Remington's art, rare in such good, unrestored condition and with any part of the original box. "Remington's paintings of this era are intensely narrative and seek to capture the passing of the frontier for Native Americans and white frontier settlers" (ANB).
This work includes peaceful scenes of... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 142079
WINSOR, Justin (ed.) Narrative and Critical History of America.
Boston and New York : 1889.This Riverside Press of what was for a century the standard reference work on American History. The editor, Justin Winsor (1831-1897) was a writer and prominent librarian at the Boston Public Library and later at Harvard University, where he professionalized library management and became one of the US's first academic librarians. He was also a founding... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 126187
GIBSON, Charles Dana. Americans.
New York : 1902Early printing, following the first of 1900; a collection of Gibson's satirical yet elegant drawings of high class American life, with several drawings representing the attractive, well-dressed, and independent ladies since called the "Gibson Girl".
"One of the best and most influential illustrators of American life, Gibson's drawings helped... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 144020
BARTOLOMMEI SMEDUCCI, Girolamo. L'America poema eroico.
Rome : 1650First 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
TOCQUEVILLE, Alexis de. De la démocratie en Amérique.
Brussels : 1840Second 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
FEININGER, Andreas. Changing America.
New York : 1955First edition, first printing, signed by Feininger on the front free endpaper. A collection of Feininger's photographs, many taken during the two decades he worked for Life magazine. Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 143862