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image of A new and correct map of the coast of Africa from Cape Blanco [...] to the Coast of Angola [...]. With explanatory notes of all the forts and settlements belonging to the several European powers

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"Vast quantities of the choicest Negroes upon the whole coast" Richard William Seale (1732-1775) [engraver]; Malachy Postlethwayt (1707?-1767 ) [author]. A new and correct map of the coast of Africa from Cape Blanco [...] to the Coast of Angola [...]. With explanatory notes of all the forts and settlements belonging to the several European powers. [London], J. & P. Knapton, 1753. Engraved and… Read more
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$1,372.53
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In the name of God amens Thomas Gunston of the parrish of St. Georges in the Island of Barbados […]

by Thomas Gunston (?-1683)

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Published
July 6th 1683
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$2,088.63

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Will of an early Barbados sugar plantation owner, 1683. Thomas Gunston (?-1683). In the name of God amens Thomas Gunston of the parrish of St. Georges in the Island of Barbados […]. Saint George, Barbados, July 6th 1683. Folio (40x32 cm.), Amsterdam watermarked laid paper sheet, folded 4 times. Manuscript in ink. [2] pp. Thomas Gunston,… Read more
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[Autograph letter signed]

by Guillermo Lobé (1785-1883)

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Published
June 18, 1827
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$4,177.25

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Confidential diplomatic letter, laying out the opportunities for a new Dutch-Cuban sugar trade company Guillermo Lobé (1785-1883). [Autograph letter signed]. Havana, June 18, 1827. 4to. 13, [3 blank] pp. Ink on laid paper, with a watercolour drawing on a larger 4to loose wove paper sheet dated 1827. Important confidential manuscript letter by the Dutch-Spanish diplomat Guillermo Lobé, in which he lays out the commercial and… Read more
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Libro, de la Monteria que mando escrevir el muy alto y muy poderoso Rey Don Alonso de Castilla, y de Leon, ultimo deste nombre.

by Gonzalo Argote de Molina (1548-1596)

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Published
1582
Edition
FIRST EDITION
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$13,725.25

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First book on hunting in America and Spain Gonzalo Argote de Molina (1548-1596). Libro, de la Monteria que mando escrevir el muy alto y muy poderoso Rey Don Alonso de Castilla, y de Leon, ultimo deste nombre. Seville, Andrea Pescioni, 1582. Folio (29x19 cm). 2 parts in 1 volume. [6], 91, 23 (as 1-13, 9, 17-25), [1 blank] ll. With the woodcut arms of… Read more
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image of The Megha Duta, or Cloud Messenger, a poem, in the Sanscrit language.

The Megha Duta, or Cloud Messenger, a poem, in the Sanscrit language.

by Kālidāsa (c. 4th–5th century CE); Horace Hayman Wilson (1786-1860, trans.).

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Published
1814
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$1,491.88

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Wilson's first published Sanskrit translation, the first publication of the Meghadūta in the West Kālidāsa (c. 4th–5th century CE); Horace Hayman Wilson (1786-1860, trans.). The Megha Duta, or Cloud Messenger, a poem, in the Sanscrit language. Calcutta printed: London reprinted, Black, Parry, and Co., 1814. 8°. XXII, 23-175 pp. Later half calf, marbled sides.First English translation of the Meghadūta, the… Read more
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image of Vida do Veneravel Padre Joseph Vaz, da  Congregação do Oratório de S. Filipe Neri da Cidade de Goa, na India Oriental; Fundador da laboriosa Missão, que os Congregados desta Casa tem à sua conta na Ilha de Ceylão.

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Goa priest's biography of India's earliest saint and 'Apostle of Ceylon'; this copy with important provenance Padre Sebastião do Rego (1699-1763). Vida do Veneravel Padre Joseph Vaz, da Congregação do Oratório de S. Filipe Neri da Cidade de Goa, na India Oriental; Fundador da laboriosa Missão, que os Congregados desta Casa tem à sua conta na Ilha de Ceylão. Lisbon, José Antonio… Read more
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image of A note on Boodhism and the cave temples of India, addressed to F. Mouat, Esq. Member of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, and secretary to the Council of Education.

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On the origin of Buddhism and the ancient Buddhist Ajanta Caves (India) Calcutta, Printed at the Baptist Mission Press, 1844. 8°. 21, [1 blank] pp. Blank paper covers. A rare treatise on the origins of Buddhism, based on the recent… Read more
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Rage against missions: a landmark anti-colonialist treatise Haarlem, Joh. Enschedé en Zoonen & J. van Walré, 1807. 4°. [4], X, [2], 27, [1 blank], 296 pp. With two engraved medallions on the first title-page. First edition of a landmark Dutch anti-colonialist and anti-missionary treatise. This controversial and heavily criticized work marks a shift in thinking about the Western influence around the world. It… Read more
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