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VEGA, Garcilasso de la. The Royal Commentaries of Peru,
London : 1688First edition in English of Vega's chronicles of Peru, the first work by an author born in the Americas to enter the western canon. Born in the early years of the Spanish conquest from an Incan mother and a conquistador father, Garcilasso de la Vega (1539-1616) moved to Spain aged 21, where he wrote the present histories. First published in Lisbon in... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 126602
(HARRIS, Walter.) The Defence of the Scots Settlement at Darien, Answer'd, Paragraph by Paragraph.
London : 1699First edition of Walter Harris's rebuttal to A Defence of the Scots Settlement at Darien, published the same year and variously attributed to Archibald Foyer, George Ridpath, Andrew Fletcher and James Watson. That pamphlet had optimistically attempted, shortly before the Darien Scheme was abandoned, to convince the English to support the project, no... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 135270
GARDNER, George. Travels in the Interior of Brazil.
London : 1849Second edition. George Gardner (1812-1849) sailed for Brazil in May 1836, where "he first explored the Organ mountains, and subsequently the Pernambuco, Rio, São Francisco, Aracaty, Ceara, and Piauhy areas, returning to Rio de Janeiro on 2 November 1840. He sent home 60,000 specimens, representing 3,000 species, and his entire collection comprised... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 129334
(DARIEN SCHEME.) HARRIS, Walter, attrib. A Defence of the Scots Abdicating Darien:
[Edinburgh?] : 1700One of two editions of that year, without established priority. The pamphlet has been variously attributed to James Hodges, Archibald Foyer, and Walter Harris, with the last the most probable, and it was certainly Harris who was felt to be the author at the time. The pamphlet was "an appeal to Scotchmen not to waste their money in the Scheme... the... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 135273
(DARIEN SCHEME.) PHILO-CALEDON, pseud. A Defence of the Scots Settlement at Darien.
Edinburgh : 1699One of four editions of that year, without established priority. An optimistic attempt, shortly before the Darien Scheme was abandoned, to convince the English to support the project, no doubt hoping to get their navy behind the scheme in the face of Spanish hostility. Of particular note is that the pamphlet gives an account of the settlement and settlers,... Learn More£800.00
Stock Code: 135268
FURTADO, Júnia Ferreira. The Map that Invented Brazil.
São Paulo : 2013First edition. In 2004, Dr Furtado discovered an unknown map by Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon D'Anville, entitled "Carte de L'Amérique méridionale" in the archives of the Bosch Company in Stuttgart. It was "the first document to configure Brazil as a massive territory extending, from north to south, from the present day states of Amapá and Rondônia... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 127175
KIDDER, Daniel Parish, & James Cooley FLETCHER. Brazil and the Brazilians,
Philadelphia & New York : 1857First 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
ACOSTA, Jose de. The Naturall and Morall Historie of the East and West Indies.
London : 1604First 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
[FERNYHOUGH, Thomas.] Military Memoirs of Four Brothers, (Natives of Staffordshire,)
London : 1830Second edition, following the first of the previous year, of this fascinating book that highlights the cost to one family of the Napoleonic Wars; both editions are extremely scarce: the list of subscribers runs to some 324 names taking 371 copies and includes the Marquis of Anglesey, Marquis of Bute, Sir William Beresford, Sir A. F. Barnard (commander... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 139261
(EARTHQUAKES.) ODRIOZOLA, Manuel de. Terremotos.
Lima : 1863First edition and only edition of this history of Lima's seismic activity since the colonial era, and its effect upon the development of Peru's coastal capital, in order to establish patterns and better predict future events.
Manuel de Odriozola (1804-1889) was a Peruvian Colonel of cavalry and leading figure of the Independance of Peru, the... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 132570
(URUGUAY.) MENDOZA, Juan Carlos. Turismo en el Uruguay.
Montevideo : 1938-41Spectacularly presented run of this lavishly produced promotional publication which was launched in 1935 by the Uruguay Tourist Office as a bimonthly targeted to attract visitors from both Latin America and Europe. Copiously illustrated and featuring striking cover art, these magazines include a wide range of appeals to the recreational or commercial... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 130912