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Six months’ residence and travels in Mexico; containing remarks on the present state of New Spain, its natural productions, state of society, manufactures, trade, agriculture, and antiquities, &c.
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Six months’ residence and travels in Mexico; containing remarks on the present state of New Spain, its natural productions, state of society, manufactures, trade, agriculture, and antiquities, &c.

By Bullock, W

First edition. John Murray. London. 1824. Royal octavo. xii, 532pp. 15 plates: 4 handcoloured, 11 uncoloured. Folding map of Ancient Mexico, reinforced to folds. Lacks the frontispiece and map of New Mexico. Contemporary half calf, marbled boards, rubbed and showing wear. Spine in six compartments with raised bands and gilt rules. Chipped leather label. Ink splashes p204-8. Title cropped to upper margin. First two plates cropped to margins, images unaffected. Slightly strained at 222-3. Map unattached. Some spotting. Toning to plates and map. Signature of J. M. Joseph dated Feb /90 to ffep. William Bullock (1773-1849) English traveller, collector, goldsmith, antiquarian and naturalist. Bullock first visited Mexico in 1822 when he was involved in Silver mine speculation. Whilst there he received a gift from the Mexican Government of the silver mine of Del Bada near Themascaltpec in recognition of his researches. He brought back many valuable artefacts, including the original map of the ancient city, made by order of the emperor for Cortez, which were mounted in an exhibition in the Egyptian Hall, known as Bullock's Museum, London. Sabin 9140

$200.27

The History of Commodore Anson’s Voyage Round the World, at the Commencement of the late Spanish War. Performed in three Years and nine Months, viz. from September 1740 to June 1744
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The History of Commodore Anson’s Voyage Round the World, at the Commencement of the late Spanish War. Performed in three Years and nine Months, viz. from September 1740 to June 1744

By [Walter, Richard]

Printed; and sold by the Booksellers in Great Britain and Ireland. London. 1764. 12mo. Title, (bl.), (2), 232pp. Including index. Half calf, spine in five compartments with raised bands, gilt and blind tooling, leather label with gilt lettering. Marbled boards and endpapers. Loss to base of spine strip. Upper hinge cracked. Wear to corners and edges. Intermittent spotting and light toning. A crisp, firm text block. "Apparently similar to SABIN 1636 but three years earlier in date, and without the attribution to "a Midshipman on board the Centurion". Often attributed to "John Philips" which may have been a pseudonym, since that name is not listed on the Centurion's muster roll; Sabin attributed authorship to Richard Walter. ESTC T90060 SABIN 101190. UK holdings at the British Library and Cambridge University. [The Gale ebook, a copy of the BL holding, has had a frontispiece portrait added from the 1767 edition. The original does not possess a frontispiece.]

$267.02

Les Etats - Unis avec une excursion au Mexique. Manuel du voyageur
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Les Etats - Unis avec une excursion au Mexique. Manuel du voyageur

By Baedeker, Karl

Second edition. Karl Baedeker. Leipzig. Paul Ollendorff. Paris. 1905. Octavo. lxii, 620pp. Maps and plans as published. Original red cloth, gilt lettering to spine and upper board. Publisher's adverts to fep. All edges marbled. Double woven bookmark in green and red. First and last maps a little toned, all others pristine, with no misfolding or protrusion. Frontispiece map tear repaired to verso, with short closed fold tear. Slightly faded. Light water stain to extreme top edge of a few pages. Only two editions published in French, this being the last. Hinrichsen F226

$66.76

The Dominion of Canada with Newfoundland and an excursion to Alaska. Handbook for travellers
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The Dominion of Canada with Newfoundland and an excursion to Alaska. Handbook for travellers

By Baedeker, Karl

Third revised and augmented edition. Karl Baedeker. Leipzig. Dulau and Co. London. Charles Scribner's Sons. New York. 1907. Octavo. lxiv, 331pp. All maps and plans pristine as published. Original red cloth, gilt lettering to spine and upper board. All edges marbled. Publisher's adverts to feps. Double bookmark. Lightly rubbed to head and tail of spine. Hinrichsen E265

$113.48

The Dominion of Canada with Newfoundland and an excursion to Alaska
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The Dominion of Canada with Newfoundland and an excursion to Alaska

By Baedeker, Karl

Fourth revised and augmented edition. Karl Baedeker. Leipzig. 1922. [London: George Allen & Unwin. New York: Chas Scribner's Sons tipped in below]. lxx, 420pp. 14 folding maps, 12 plans. Original red cloth. Gilt lettering to spine and upper board. Marbled edges. Bookmarker. Publisher's ads to front endpapers. Edward Stanford Ltd Cartographers to the King bookseller's plate to fep. Proud edge of frontispiece map toned and slightly chipped, map unaffected; Maritime Provinces map misfolded. A few minor specks to boards. A nice crisp copy. The last edition of this title. Hinrichson E266.

$86.78

Tea leaves: being a collection of letters and documents relating to the shipment of tea to the American Colonies in the year 1773, by the East India Tea Company
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Tea leaves: being a collection of letters and documents relating to the shipment of tea to the American Colonies in the year 1773, by the East India Tea Company

By Drake, Francis S.

Subscribers' edition. A.O.Crane. Boston. 1884. Small 4to. clxxxiv, (2) 189-375pp. 20 portraits, 8 illustrations, 50 facsimile autographs. Subscription copy No.24. Original pictorial cloth, gilt lettering to spine, Rubbed to spine. Corners bumped. Lightly toned. Inscribed dedication to Mary Elizabeth Darling from her affectionate brothers George E. and Douglas B. Foster, with associated genealogical material tipped in to fep and ffep, plus genealogical tree of the Foster family of Boston Massachusetts loosely inserted. "Samuel Foster" denoted lightly in pencil on xciii. Mary Elizabeth Darling (maiden name Foster), (1852-1950) Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where many eminent Bostonians including the Foster family moved after March 1776 when the British evacuated Boston. Writer, founder of womens' mutual and intellectual organisations. Wife of the citrus grower, Lorenzo Franklin Darling, of Shamel House, (aka The Haunted House), Arlington Avenue, Riverside, California (originally also of Boston and Nova Scotia). Riverside was founded in 1870 as a utopian colony dedicated to education and culture. Mary Darling had great influence on the development of Riverside. The Mary Elizabeth Darling Collection, Riverside, California.

$166.89

The Creoles of Louisiana
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The Creoles of Louisiana

By Cable, George W.

Charles Scribner's Sons. New York. 1889. ix, 320pp. Engraved frontis., map, 42 further engraved plates, text illus. Original radiant pictorial cloth, gilt. Decoratively floral endpapers. Slightly rubbed with wear to extremities, spot to front cover. Free endpapers toned. George Washington Cable (1844-1925) Born in New Orleans "the most important southern artist working in the late 19th century" and "the first modern southern writer" Encyclopedia of Southern Culture. University of North Carolina.

$60.08

The Pampas and Andes. A Thousand Miles\' Walk Across South America
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The Pampas and Andes. A Thousand Miles' Walk Across South America

By Bishop, Nathaniel H.

Third edition. Lee and Shepard. Boston. [1875]. Octavo. (2), 310pp. 4 engraved plates. Original decorative cloth, gilt and black . Upper hinge starting. Corners rubbed, wear to tips of spine and edges. Provenance: Henry Sotheran Limited receipt for this copy dated 21 November 2011 loosely inserted. (£295.00 paid)

$80.11

Through Five Republics on Horseback. Being an account of many wanderings in South America
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Through Five Republics on Horseback. Being an account of many wanderings in South America

By Ray, G. Whitfield

Fifteenth edition, revised. C. Hauser. Evangelical Publishing House. Cleveland, Ohio. 1917. Octavo. 277pp. Photo frontispiece, 10 further plates, map. Original decorative blue cloth, gilt and black. Toned throughout, as usual. Upper hinge cracked but firm. Short marginal tear to ffep silked to verso. Slight rubbing/shelf wear to corners and tips of spine.

$40.05

Mont Pelee and the Tragedy of Martinique
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Mont Pelee and the Tragedy of Martinique

By Heilprin, Angelo

First edition. J. B. Lippincott. Philadelphia and London. 1903. Royal octavo. xiii, 335pp. Photo frontis., 35 further photo plates, map, text illus. Original pictorial cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Minor wear. Hinges cracked but firm. Angelo Heilprin (1853-1907) FRGS Geologist, Explorer, Paleontologist, Naturalist. Founder of the American Alpine Club.

$80.11

Adventures in search of a living in Spanish America
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Adventures in search of a living in Spanish America

By "Vaquero" [Saville, Marshall Howard]

First edition. John Bale, Sons & Danielsson. London. 1911. Crown octavo. viii, 304pp. Photo frontis., numerous further photo plates, one colour plate (independence poster), 3 maps. Original red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, black lettering and motif to upper board. Slight shelf wear and small abrasions to lower corner of upper board, corresponding tiny lower corner bumps to first few pages. Free endpapers lightly toned. Marshall Howard Saville (1867-1985) Curator American Museum of Natural History specialising in Meso-American and South American archaeology. "As my travels in Spanish South America extended over a period of six years, it may be fairly hoped that the knowledge of some of the places here described is not superficial, and professional work often procured adventures which, if ill paid in money, were rich in incident. The photographs have been selected from those taken during my travels, in the hope they may convey to the reader a more vivid perception."

$60.08

The Countries of the King\'s Award
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The Countries of the King's Award

By Holdich, Col. Sir Thomas Hungerford

First Edition. Hurst and Blackett. London. 1904. Quarto. xvi, 290pp. Frontispiece photo., numerous photo illustrations and folding plates as listed. The photo listed as facing p25 is noted as not having been printed. Original decorative blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Gilt and coloured flags vignette to upper board. Marbled endpapers and rear pocket. Linen-backed folding map, coloured in outline, in excellent condition, to pocket at rear. All edges gilt. Hinges reinforced in the past, but still somewhat shaky as is usual due to the weight of the contents. Rubbed and bumped to extremities, with some areas of fading to edges of the boards. Occasional light spotting/foxing. Provenance: Bookplate of E. Lynton Vicars to verso of ffep. E. Lynton Vicars (1881-1953) of Coed y Celyn, Betws y Coed, North Wales. Holdich, Sir Thomas Hungerford K.C.M.G., K.C.I.E., C.B., F.R.G.S. (1843–1929), surveyor and geographer, President of the R.G.S. "In 1902 Holdich served on the tribunal appointed by the British government at the invitation of the governments of Chile and Argentina to interpret a treaty of 1881 which fixed their boundary in the south of the Andes mountains in a way which was simple and satisfactory on paper, but which the contorted geomorphology of the area made impossible to enforce in practice. Holdich insisted on investigating the terrain in person, and his geographical competence, tact, and industry so impressed the governments that they accepted his solution and invited him back to mark out the boundary on the ground." ODNB. This comprehensive work is the result of his time spent in those countries.

$113.48

Cruise of the \
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Cruise of the "Alert". Four years in Patagonian, Polynesian, and Mascarene waters (1878-82)

By Coppinger, Dr R. W.

Fourth edition. Swan Sonnenschein & Co. London. 1899. Octavo. xiii, (1), 256pp. Engraved frontis., 17 further plates. Original decorative green and blue cloth, gilt to spine and upper board. All edges gilt. Very lightly rubbed to corners. Includes zoological and botanical indices. A very bright copy. COPPINGER, RICHARD WILLIAM (1847–1910), naval surgeon and naturalist

$133.51

A Relation of the Missions of Paraguay. Wrote originally in Italian, by Mr. Muratori, and now done into English from the French translation
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A Relation of the Missions of Paraguay. Wrote originally in Italian, by Mr. Muratori, and now done into English from the French translation

By Muratori, [Lodovico Antonio]

First English edition. Printed for J. Marmaduke in Long-Acre. London. 1759. Small 8vo. xvi, 294, [2]pp. Contemporary full calf, spine in six compartments with recent leather label. Head of spine worn. Joints cracked, exhibiting wear. Text toned, some browning to edges,with a little spotting, but generally crisp and clean. Some copies of the first English edition include the map from the French edition, some do not, and this copy still in an early binding shows no evidence of ever having included the map. Armorial bookplate of Lady Dowager Arundell to fep., inscribed below "The Honble. Julia Arundell. (With evidence at the edges that someone has attempted to remove the bookplate prior to her grand-daughter's inscription pre-1815). Talbot armorial bookplate to rear ep, inscribed below, "J Reginald F G Talbot from his afft. Mother Julia Talbot March 25th 1839. From the library of Dowager Lady Arundell of Wardour, Mary Christina Conquest (c1743-1813) to possession of her grand-daughter, Julia Arundell Talbot (1791-1843), daughter of James Everard, Lord Arundell of Wardour (1763-1817) and Mary-Christina Arundell (-1805), to possession of her son John Reginald Talbot (1826-1906) A most important work on Paraguay, "composed in great part from documents written by various Jesuit missionaries and travellers, furnished to Muratori by Father Gaetan Cattanio (1696-1733), a missionary of the brotherhood of Jesus, in Paraguay. His letters, published as an appendix to this work, are exceedingly interesting in affording descriptions of the Indians of Paraguay at this early day. The historian is said also to have derived no small portion of his work from the communications of Santo Bueno, Viceroy of Peru." Field, Thomas. An essay towards an Indian bibliography. 1107. Palau 185922. Sabin 51422. Field 1107.

$200.27

Brazilian Adventure
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Brazilian Adventure

By Fleming, Peter

Limited edition of 150 copies, this being number 82. Queen Anne Press. London. 2010. Octavo. 364pp. Limitation leaf tipped in. Frontis. portrait photo., further photo plates. Original green cloth, gilt to spine and upper board. Endpaper maps. First published in 1933 this edition includes new photos from Fleming's album of the expedition and his own corrections. "The fate of Colonel Percy Fawcett, distinguished explorer and mystic, who vanished in the Mato Grosso region of Brazil in 1925 while in search of El Dorado, or the City of Z as he called it, has never ceased to intrigue and to inspire…Peter Fleming, my father, was a precocious young man of 24 when he embarked for Brazil…"

$90.79

Adventures amidst the equatorial forests and rivers of South America; also in the West Indies and the Wilds of Florida. To which is added “Jamaica Revisited”.
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Adventures amidst the equatorial forests and rivers of South America; also in the West Indies and the Wilds of Florida. To which is added “Jamaica Revisited”.

By Stuart, H. Villiers

First edition. John Murray. London. 1891. Large 8vo. Xxi, (1), 268pp. Folding map frontis., 21 plates, further folding map. Original pictorial cloth, gilt. A little shaky. Bumped with wear to extremities. Occasional light spotting. Light marks to lower board. Association Copy: with dedication to ffep: "Therese Villiers Stuart With Papa's fond love Oct 31 1892" [Therese Villiers Stuart, later Therese Muir Mackenzie, daughter of the author, author herself of Dromana: The Memoirs Of An Irish Family]Includes Surinam, Cayenne, Demerara, The Orinoco, Trinidad, Martinique, Florida, Barbados, Haiti, Jamaica. Welch 54. Hilton 9535. Spain & Spanish America 664. Cundall 334.

$200.27

Owls Nest. A tribute to Sarah Elliott Perkins by her granddaughter
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Owls Nest. A tribute to Sarah Elliott Perkins by her granddaughter

By Cunningham, Edith Perkins

Printed at the Riverside Press. For Private Distribution. Cambridge, Mass. 1907. 8vo. [xi], 323pp. Frontis., 12 further plates, tissue guarded, 2 folding genealogical tables. Half morocco, marbles boards. Spine in six compartments, each boxed in gilt, gilt lettering and date. Marbled endpapers. Silk bookmark. Top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. Inscribed by the author to Mrs von Mohl to ffep, dated February 1908. 1955 inscription "from Papa". Bookplate of Wanda von Mohl to front pastedown. Wanda von Mohl (née Countess von der Groeben), (1854-1910) wife of the German Diplomat Ottmar von Mohl.

$66.76

The present state of Peru; comprising its geography, topography, natural history, mineralogy, commerce, the customs and manners of its inhabitants, the state of literature, philosophy, and the arts, the modern travels of the missionaries in the heretofore unexplored mountainous territories &c &c
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The present state of Peru; comprising its geography, topography, natural history, mineralogy, commerce, the customs and manners of its inhabitants, the state of literature, philosophy, and the arts, the modern travels of the missionaries in the heretofore unexplored mountainous territories &c &c

By Skinner, Joseph

First edition. Printed for Richard Phillips. London, 1805. 4to. xiv, 487, (1)pp. 1 map, 20 hand coloured plates. Later half calf, marbled boards, raised bands to spine, in six compartments with gilt motifs and lettering, title label with gilt lettering. Some variable foxing and offsetting. Small spot between lines on p 61. Signature "Westmorland" in pencil to ffep. The beautiful hand coloured plates in slightly smaller format on heavier paper depict the costume of various segments of Peruvian society. Abbey Travel 723. Sabin 81615. Colas 2751. Note: The Earl of Westmorland (Fane family) of Wormsley Park.

$2670.20

The Danish West Indies under Company Rule (1671-1754) With a supplementary chapter, 1755-1917.
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The Danish West Indies under Company Rule (1671-1754) With a supplementary chapter, 1755-1917.

By Westergaard, Waldemar

First edition. Macmillan Company. New York. 1917. Octavo. xxiv, (1), bl., 359pp + 4pp ads. Frontis., 11 further plates. Original blue cloth, v.sl. rubbed. Bookplate Thomas Watson Kirconnell to fep. Signature H. A. Olmsted to ffep.

$267.02

The History of Col. Parke\'s Administration Whilst he was Captain-General and Chief Governor of the Leeward Islands; With an Account of the Rebellion in Antegoa: Wherein he, with several others, were Murther’d on the 7th of December, 1710.
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The History of Col. Parke's Administration Whilst he was Captain-General and Chief Governor of the Leeward Islands; With an Account of the Rebellion in Antegoa: Wherein he, with several others, were Murther’d on the 7th of December, 1710.

By French, George

Printed and sold by the Booksellers of London and Westminster. London. 1717. Octavo. (10), 427pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait. Historiated initial, headpieces and tailpiece. Later full calf, embossed rules, spine in six compartments with leather label, gilt lettering. New endpapers. Signature of Richd Wilson to title. Frontispiece and edges toned. Corner tear to last page: text unaffected. Colonel Daniel Parke (1664-1710) of Virginia: the only governor in British America to have been murdered: Ensign Smith pled "a general pardon granted by General Douglas", which over-rode the guilty verdict, leading his associates to plead "Queen's Pardon". This contemporary defence of the Parke administration is dedicated by George French to the Duke of Marlborough, Parke's patron. SABIN 25860

$467.29

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