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image of Cathay and the Way Thither. Being a Collection of Medieval Notices of China Volume III: Missionary Friars - Rashiduddin - Pegolotti - Marignolli

Cathay and the Way Thither. Being a Collection of Medieval Notices of China Volume III: Missionary Friars - Rashiduddin - Pegolotti - Marignolli

by Edited by Henry Yule, revised by Henri Cordier

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Published
1967
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Beter than very good
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viii+269 pages with figures and tables. Octavo 8 3/4" x 6") bound in original publisher's blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Second Series Volume XXXVIII. First published by the Hakluyt Society in 1914. This volume throws light on the medieval geography of Asia by compiling: letters and reports of missionary friars from Cathay and India (1292-1338); Pegolotti's notices of… Read more
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Voyages en Guinée et dans les îles Caraïbes en Amérique

by Isert, Paul Erdmann (1756-1789)

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Published
1793
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About very good
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First
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viii+343+[1-48] with frontispiece, folding plate, tables and index. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 1/4") bound in original paste-paper wrappers. First French edition, first published in German 1788. Paul Erdmann Isert was a German botanist. He was the first scientist to identify the bird Red Bishop (Euplectes orix franciscana (Isert)'. He is also known for his attempts to end the Danish-Norwegian slave… Read more
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image of The History of the Tahitian Mission / 1799-1830 / Written by John Davies, Missionary to the South Sea Islands / With Supplementary Papers of the Missionaries

The History of the Tahitian Mission / 1799-1830 / Written by John Davies, Missionary to the South Sea Islands / With Supplementary Papers of the Missionaries

by John Davies (1772-1855); Colin Walter :C W" Newbury (editors)

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Published
1961
Condition
Very Good
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First
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lii+393 pages with foldout frontispiece, 3 folding maps with one in back pocket, 18 illustrations and plates, appendices and index. Octavo (8 3/4" x 6") bound in original publisher's blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and pictorial representation of the ship Victoria embossed on front cover with blind-stamped edges to the cover in original jacket. Works issued by the… Read more
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image of An Historical, Geographical, Commercial, and Philosophical View of the United States of America, and of the European Settlements in America and the West-Indies

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4 volumes; vi+[2]+591 pages with 1 plate; [4]+493 pages; [4]+525 pages with 2 plates one in color and 2 plans; [4]+416+[19] pages with 14 plates. Octavo (8 1/2" x 5 1/4") bound in fill leather with decorative edges in gilt with lettering to spine in red and black labels. (Howes: W581; Sabin 104831) First edition. Rev. William Winterbotham (15 December 1763… Read more
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Nuova raccolta colombiana (Christoper Columbus)

by Various authors

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Published
1990-2002
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10 volumes in 14 parts. volume 1 parts I & II: Christopher Columbus: The Journals viii+321 pages; 491 pages with 4 folding color maps, bibliography and index housed in original slipcase. Volume 2: The Discovery of the New World in the Writings of Peter Martyr of Anghiera 507 pages with appendix, bibliography and indices; Volume 3: Liguria and Genoa at… Read more
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Report of a Reconnaissance of the Missouri River in 1872

by Roberts, Thomas Paschall (1843-1927)

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Published
1875
Condition
Very Good-
Edition
First
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$1,900.00

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56 pages. with 1 plate. 3 tables, 2 folding charts, 2 folding diagrams, 2 folding maps and 3 very large folding maps: Map 1: 46 1/4" in height x 21 1/2" wide. Map 2: 45 1/2" x 21 1/4" Map 3: 48 1/4" x 21 3/4". Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 6") bound in original publisher's brown cloth with gilt… Read more
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image of Historia en España de las Indias del Nuovo Mondo (Naufragios) Codex Vindobonensus 5620 Osterreichische Nationalbibliothek, Viena

Historia en España de las Indias del Nuovo Mondo (Naufragios) Codex Vindobonensus 5620 Osterreichische Nationalbibliothek, Viena

by Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, Alvar (1490-1560)

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Published
1996
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Fine
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2 volumes. Facsimile of the manuscript kept at the National Library of Vienna. xxiv+2 page folding map+129 pages with illustrated title and additional illustrations. Quarto (12" x 8 ½") bound in original publisher's dark maroon velvet with gilt lettering to spine and cover with bright gilt insignia to cover in original slipcase. Transcription and introduction with notes by Miguel… Read more
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image of Viaggi dalla China alla costa nord-ovest d'America fatti negli anni 1788 e 1789 dal Capitano G. Meares : prima traduzione italiana : arricchita di note istoriche-scientifiche di vedute, marine, ritratti, carta geografica ec.

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4 volumes. [2]+3+[1 blank]+261 pages with frontispiece, four plates and index; [2]+238 pages with three plates (one folding), two maps and index; [2]+220 pages with large foldout map of the pacific and North West Coast of America, one folding plate, geographical vocabulary and index; [2]+252 pages with four maps, two folding plates, maritime vocabulary and index. Small octavo (7 3/4"… Read more
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image of Tartaros en China: historia qve escrivio en latin Matin [sic] Martinio, y en español Esteuan de Aguilar y Zuñiga

Tartaros en China: historia qve escrivio en latin Matin [sic] Martinio, y en español Esteuan de Aguilar y Zuñiga

by Martini, Martino (1614-1661)

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Published
1665
Condition
Good
Edition
First
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[38] (of [40]), 188 pages; lacks preliminary 2¶1. Duodecimo (5 3/4" x 3 3/4") bound in nineteenth-century gilt and blind-stamped sheep with decorative edges. Translated from the Latin by Esteban de Aguilar y Zúñiga. (Lust 445; Palau 156356; Streit V, 2321) First Spanish edition, originally published in Latin (1654). Martino Martini was an Italian Jesuit missionary, cartographer and historian, mainly working… Read more
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Route from Liverpool to Great Salt Lake Valley

by Piercy, Frederick Hawkins (1830-1891)

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Published
1855
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First
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$20,000.00

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viii+120 pages with frontispiece folding map, tables, 30 engraved plates and 9 wood engravings after the sketches of Frederick Piercy, tables and appendix. Quarto (11 1/4" x 9") bound in original publisher's pebbled dark green cloth with light green lettering to spine and cover inside blind-stamped decorated label. Edited by Jame Linforth. (Graff 2501; Howes L359; Sabin 41325; Wagner-Camp 259;… Read more
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Views of Louisiana; Together with a Journal of a Voyage Up the Missouri River

by Brackenridge, Henry Marie (1786–1871)

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Published
1814
Condition
Good
Edition
First
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$1,150.00

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304 pages with tables and appendices. Small octavo (7 3/4" x 4 3/4") bound in quarter grey cloth over marbled boards. (Howes B688 ("b"); Sabin 7177; Streeter sale III:1776 (discusses the contents in detail); Wagner-Camp 12:1) First edition. Henry Marie Brackenridge was an American writer, lawyer, judge, superintendent and first federal forester and Congressman from Pennsylvania. He moved to St. Louis,… Read more
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image of Sketches of a Tour to the Western Territory, Through the States of Ohio and Kentucky; a Voyage Down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, and a Trip Through the Mississippi Territory and Part of West Florida

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i-viii+[9]-504 pages. Small octavo (7" x 4 1/4") bound in original publisher's full leather with read labels to spine in gilt lettering. (Graff 944. Sabin 17890, Howes C947) First edition. One of the best early accounts of Ohio and Mississippi valleys. (Streeter: III: 1325) Condition: Former library copy with light stamp to title and occasional stamps to margins throughout, rubbing to extremities, corner… Read more
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image of Voyage a Buénos-Ayres et a Porto-Alègre, par Banda-Oriental, les missions d'Uraguay et . . . Rio Grande-do-Sul

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618+[4] pages with frontispiece, half title, list of subscribers, errata, lithograph plates and folding map. Royal octavo (9 1/2" x 6 1/4") bound in later quarter morocco with gilt lettering to brown label on spine over marbled boards. (Borba de Moraes, page I:420. Palau 121758; Sabin 35239) First edition. Arsène Isabelle was French businessman, traveler and naturalist. Having decided to pursue… Read more
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The Hakluyt Handbook

by David Beers Quinn (1909-2002) editor

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Published
1974
Condition
Very good to fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780521202121
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$25.00

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2 Volumes. xxvi+331 pages with frontispiece, 6 maps one folding and 10 illustrations; xiii+335-707 pages with 37 illustrations and indexes. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 1/2") bound in original publisher's blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and decorative gilt sailing ship Victoria to front cover with ruled blind-stamped edges in original jacket. Essays by various hands, (a) on aspects… Read more
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Scenes and Occurrences in Albany and Caffer-Land, South Africa

by Thomas Philipps (1776-1859)

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Published
1827
Condition
Very Good
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First
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xvi preliminaries+214 pages with fold out hand colored lithographed frontispiece. Small octavo (7 1/4 x 4 3/4") bound Victorian style in full smooth brown calf leather with gilt titling and decorations on the spine and blind-stamped cover with gilt decorative fillets at the corners and marbled end papers with half title. (Abbey Travel 329; Mendelssohn II, 165.) First edition. This… Read more
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image of The Columbia River; or, Scenes and adventures during a residence of six years on the western side of the Rocky mountains among various tribes of Indians hitherto unknown: together with a journey across the American continent

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2 volumes. xx+333 pages; vi+350 pages. Octavo (8 1/2" x 5 1/4") bound in half leather with gilt lettering to spine over marbled boards. (Wagner Camp 43:3; Howes C822; Sabin 17267; Hill 390) The second London edition, preceded by the first London edition of 1831 and the first American edition of 1832, with a slightly different title. Ross Cox arrived in… Read more
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The English New England Voyages 1602-1608

by David Beers Quinn (1909-2002) and Alison M Quinn (editors)

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Better than very good
Edition
First
ISBN
9780904180145
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xxiv+580 pages with 20 maps, 16 illustrations, appendices, bibliography and index. Documents published and unpublished including one on maps of New England 1606-1610, and one (by Philip L. Barbour) on an early vocabulary of an Algonkian language. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 1/2") bound in original publisher's blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and pictorial representation of the ship… Read more
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Relations of Golconda in the Early Seventeenth Century

by William Harrison Moreland (1868-1938) [editor]

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Published
1931
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Very Good
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First
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li+109+xlvii pages with frontispiece folding map and one other folding map and index. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 3/4") bound in original publisher's blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and stamped pictorial representation of the ship Victoria in gilt on the cover, blind stamped edge rule to edges. Hakluyt Society Series II volume 66. First edition. This volume contains… Read more
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image of To the Pacific and Arctic with Beechey / The Journal of Lieutenant George Peard of H.M.S. 'Blossom' 1825-1828

To the Pacific and Arctic with Beechey / The Journal of Lieutenant George Peard of H.M.S. 'Blossom' 1825-1828

by George Peard (?-1837

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Published
1973
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Better than very good
Edition
First
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x+272 pages with frontispiece, 5 maps (some folding), 3 illustrations, bibliography and index. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 1/2") bound in original publisher's blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and gilt sailing ship "Victoria" to front cover with blind-stamped ruled edges in orginal jacket. Peard's manuscript edited by Barry M Gough. Hakluyt Society second series volume 143. First edition.… Read more
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image of Notes of a Military Reconnaissance, from Fort Leavenworth, in Missouri, to San Diego, in California, – including parts of the Arkansas, Del Norte, and Gila Rivers

Notes of a Military Reconnaissance, from Fort Leavenworth, in Missouri, to San Diego, in California, – including parts of the Arkansas, Del Norte, and Gila Rivers

by Emory, William Hemsley (1811-1887); Philip St. George Cooke; Joseph Eggleston Johnston and James William Abert

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Published
1848
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About very good
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First
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$750.00

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416 pages illustrated with 43 lithographed plates, including 14 botanical plates; 3 battle-plans; includes, in rear pocket, the large folding map titled "Military Reconnaissance of the Arkansas Rio Del Norte and Rio Gila." Octavo(8 ¾ x 5 ¼") bound in original publisher's brown cloth and paper spine label. Thirtieth Congress - Senate Executive No. 7, 30th Congress First Session.. (Cowan… Read more
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