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BANCROFT, Hubert Howe. The Works.
San Francisco : 1886First 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
PRESCOTT, William H. The Works.
The Aztec edition, limited to 250 numbered sets. A stunning set beautifully bound and well illustrated. Includes his History of the Conquest of Mexico, History of Ferdinand and Isabella, History of the Conquest of Peru, History of the Reign of Philip the Second, plus his biographical and critical miscellanies. Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 69123
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
HOWISON, John. European Colonies, in Various Parts of the World,
London : 1834First 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
SPRUCE, Richard; Alfred Russel Wallace (ed.) Notes of a Botanist on the Amazon & Andes,
London : 1908First 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,... Learn More£1,200.00
Stock Code: 119025
MOLINA, Abbe Don J. Ignatius. The Geographical, Natural and Civil History of Chili.
London : 1809Originally published in Italian as two separate works, Saggio sulla storia naturale del Chili, Bologna, 1782, and Saggio sulla storia civile del Chili, Bologna, 1787, this first UK edition "Apparently a copy of the American edition of 1808, with a few alterations and some additions, but without any acknowledgement of the American original" (Sabin).... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 93577
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
AMERICAN JUDAICA. Douglass & Aikman's Almanack and Register for the Island of Jamaica:
Kingston : 1781Extremely 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
MOLLIEN, G. Travels in the Republic of Colombia.
London : 1824First 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
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
STAGNO, Bruno - Alexander Tzonis; Liane Lefaivre; Ken Yeang. Bruno Stagno: An Architect in the Tropics.
Ampang, Malaysia : 1999First edition, first printing, presentation copy from the subject, inscribed on the half-title "To Rod, with great pleasure, Bruno Stagno, Beijing 99". Excellent monograph on the work of the prize-winning Costa Rican architect and pioneer of tropical architecture.
Stock Code: 141484
[CHETWOOD, William Rufus] The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Robert Boyle, in Several Parts of the World…
1726First 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" (Imaginary Voyages). Sabin states that Castelman's narrative, which is distinguished... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 49943
HIPPISLEY, Gustavus. A Narrative of the Expedition to the Rivers Orinoco and Apuré in South America;
London : 1819First 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
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
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
HENDERSON, George, Capt. An Account of the British Settlement of Honduras;
London : 1809First 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
SELVON, Samuel. The Lonely Londoners.
New York : 1956First US edition, first printing, published the same year in the UK under the title The Lonely Ones.
"The Lonely Londoners is regarded as the first - and definitive - novel to represent the Black migrant experience in England (and, more specifically, in London). As such, it is a precursor to novels such as The Buddha of Suburbia by Hanif Kureishi... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 143937
RIPLEY, R. S. The War with Mexico.
New York : 1849First 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
PURDY, John. The Brasilian Navigator; or Sailing Directory for all the Coasts of Brasil, etc.
London : 1851First published in 1838. Uncommon: just 12 copies of various editions between 1838 and 1862 listed on WorldCat, only two of the present one. These coastal pilots were for shipboard use, and are far from sturdily produced with a commensurately low survival rate. This is an unusual and desirable example. Purdy apprenticed to David Steel in 1795, drawing... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 70217
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
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 : 1773First 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
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
HUGHES, Griffith. The Natural History of Barbados.
London : 1750First 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
LEE, Guy Carleton; Francis Newton Thorpe, eds. The History of North America.
1903-7Library edition, number 701. "There is no comprehensive history of America from the discovery to the present time." - Professor Hart (Harvard University) 1896. This scholarly work, written by various authors and edited by Lee, was designed to provide a comprehensive history, covering every aspect of North America: from the Discovery to the Constitution.... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 32970
COOK, James, & James King. A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean.
London : 1785Second 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
STEWART, C. S. A Visit to the South Seas,
London : 1832First English and first illustrated edition; the New York edition of the preceding year was unillustrated. A very pretty set of an important work on Hawaii: "Stewart's acute observations on native life and customs and his description of the changes at court and advances in business conditions and society in general make this a valuable account" (Forbes).
"The... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 115104
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
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
BARROW, John. A Voyage to Cochinchina, in the Years 1792 and 1793:
London : 1806First edition of the "first illustrated English work on Vietnam"(Hill). A description of the outward voyage of Lord Macartney's embassy to China. "The voyage visited Madeira, the Canary Islands, and Rio de Janeiro; a description of that city and of Brazil in general is given. Touching at Tristan da Cunha, the ship rounded the Cape and eventually reached... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 81263
BARROW, John. A Voyage to Cochinchina, in the Years 1792 and 1793:
London : 1806First edition of the "first illustrated English work on Vietnam"(Hill). A description of the outward voyage of Lord Macartney's embassy to China. "The voyage visited Madeira, the Canary Islands, and Rio de Janeiro; a description of that city and of Brazil in general is given. Touching at Tristan da Cunha, the ship rounded the Cape and eventually reached... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 80780
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
WAUGH, Evelyn. Mexico.
Boston : 1939First 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
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
BACON, Francis. Considerations touching a Warre with Spaine.
1629First 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
CARRIÓN, Ulises. De Alemania.
Mexico : 1970First 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
BRAZIL - CARLS, Francisco Henrique. Album de Pernambuco.
Pernambuco : 1880A 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
SQUIER, E. G. Notes on Central America;
New York : 1855First 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
MAXIMILIAN ZU WIED-NEUWIED, Prince Alexander Philipp. Voyage au Brésil, dans les années 1815, 1816 et 1817.
Paris : 1821-2First edition in French of this fundamental work of Brazilian exploration. "From a scientific point of view this expedition was one the most profitable of the nineteenth century The account of this journey is a classic work" (Borba de Moraes). Prince Maximilian, accompanied by the naturalists Georg Freyreiss and Friedrich Sellow, travelled through... Learn More£11,000.00
Stock Code: 90651
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
DAVIS, Richard Harding. Cuba in War Time.
New York : 1897First 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
REMINGTON, Frederic. Drawings.
New York & London : 1898Second edition, of this excellent collection of Remington's art, vividly depicting scenes from the Old West, between its native inhabitants and the settlers. This work was first published the previous year. Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 142064
[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, : 1784First 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
PORCACCHI, Thomaso. L'Isole Piu Famose Del Mondo.
Venice : 1576Second and best edition, which contains "much more" (Sabin) than the first edition of 1572, including 17 additional maps. Two of these, Jamaica and Porto Rico, are in the eight-map section on the New World, which also includes a reduced version of Forlani's 1565 map, the first to show America as a single geographical entity, Temistitan (Mexico), Cuba,... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 143018
LABILLARDIÈRE, Jacques Julien Houton de. Voyage in Search of La Pérouse …
London : 1800First 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
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. : 1933First 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
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
DAVIES, Jonathan Ceredig. Life, Travels and Reminiscences of Jonathan Ceredig Davies.
Llanddewi Brefi : 1927One of 70 copies only printed by the author at his own printing-press for private circulation. This copy is inscribed "yours sincerely, J. Ceredig Davies" on the frontispiece, and was sent to Davies's cousin the Hon. Dan W. Williams, who is mentioned (though misnamed, as Williams comments in the margin) on page 5 as part of the global diaspora of Davies's... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 93335
KRUSENSTERN, Adam Johann von. Voyage autour du monde, fait dans les années 1803, 1804, 1805 et 1806,
Paris : 1821First 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