México: Tipografia de Manuel Payno, 1848. v, , , 401,  pp. Illus. with 28 lithographic maps and plates: 14 folding maps; 14 portrait plates; and one folding table. Sm. 4to. Contemporary quarter morocco over marbled boards, four raised bands, gilt title on spine. First edition. With all maps and plates. "Extremely rare," Sabin. Fifteen authors (listed at the conclusion of the introduction) provide the Mexican view of the war with battle plans. Originally published in installments in late 1848 to early 1849, then the remaining issues were bound, which may explain the lower plate or map counts in most other copies currently offered as well as those listed by Eberstadt, Sabin, Palau, Howes. Severely criticizes the loss of nearly 55% of Mexican territory by General Santa Anna who had the work suppressed, copies in private hands burned, and the authors imprisoned. "They [the authors] wanted to understand why Mexico had lost the war and the nation's territory. They wanted to present this study in the form of "Apuntes" so that the information could serve as an example of how to preserve the nation in the future. That is the great achievement of this work. That the writers hoped it would teach other generations about the critical moments Mexico had experienced, about what had led to them, and how we could correct our course in order to preserve what remained of the territory and the nation. Later they became politicians and worked together with the generation led by Benito Juárez. Their experiences during the U.S.-Mexican war helped them when they had to face the French invasion in the 1860s. Eventually they did carry out the work of consolidating Mexico," (from "'Apuntes' and the Lessons of History:" A Conversation with Jesús Velasco-Márquez, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México). An English translation, 'The Other Side, or, Notes for the history of the war between Mexico and the United States', was published in New York and London, 1850. "The best Mexican source on the conduct of the war" Windsor, Narrative and Critical History of America, VII, p. 443. Provenance: Nelson Osgood Rhoades (bookplate). About very good, small chip to foot of spine, edges worn, armorial bookplate on free front endpaper, scattered foxing, tide line on top fore margin of first dozen or so leaves, a few leaves with old reinforcement repairs on top inner edge affecting a few words, one map with a few repairs affecting the neat line at one corner and blank areas, one leaf with two wear holes to lower margin, otherwise quite solid. Palau 14138. Sabin 48281. Howes A105 (b). Streeter I:279. Haferkorn 8. Eberstadt 114-733. Tutorow 3254.
Paris: Editions Norma, (1996). 399 pp. Illus. with color & b/w plates. 4to. Blind embossed maroon morocco, gilt spine letters, silk bookmark. First edition. The first and only substantial monograph on this most important French Art Deco and modernist architect, designer, furniture maker, and sculpture (other than two very short works by George Waldemar in 1948 and 1956). Arbus (1903-1969) trained at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, Toulouse and at his family's cabinetmaking workshop. His career as an architect took off when his design of a single family house was exhibited at the 1937 International Exposition. A beautiful production. We could find no other copies bound in leather offered at sale or auction. Faint rubbing to rear board else a fine copy in original raw cardboard slipcase.
New York: D. Appleton and Co. (1872). Profusion of plates and illustrations. Folio. Publisher's brick red pebbled cloth stamped in gilt and black. "A delineation by pen and pencil of the mountains, rivers, lakes, forests, water-falls, shores, canõns, valleys, cities, and other picturesque features of our country. With illustrations on steel and wood, by eminent American artists." Blanck notes two editions (no priority) this being no. 2 with the statement "edited by William Cullen Bryant" on each title page and the re-written, extended preface bearing Bryant's name at the end. This edition was the one also issued in six volumes. Rare as a six volume set in publisher's cloth (usually seen in two volumes, occasionally four). While Oliver B. Bunce did the main literary work, Bryant edited and reviewed everything to "see that no nonsense crept into the text" (BAL p.355). "This truly superb work consists of a complete description and elaborate pictorial illustration of the greater part of the North American Continent. It portrays the great mountain-ranges, the lakes, the valleys, the grand primitive forests, the cascades, the magnificent rivers, the towns and cities, in brief, all the picturesque aspects of our land from Canada to the Gulf, from the Atlantic to the Pacific. For several years artists were specially employed in visiting different parts of the Union for the purpose of procuring designs for this work. The views, hence, are not only original and trustworthy, but possess the vividness of personal observation, and include the movement and life characteristic of each locality. The volumes are something more than a gallery of landscapes; they exhibit our people in their methods of living and traveling, delineate the picturesque phases of commerce, as well as the sublime forms of our hills, show the often beautiful setting of our cities, and portray the active and brilliant panorama of our bays and rivers. All the marvelously varied phases of our country are set forth with the utmost fullness, so that the work in its completeness forms a splendid pictorial cyclopaedia of American life, scenery, and places. The illustrations of this great work alone cost fully one hundred and thirty thousand dollars. The engravings consist of steel and wood. The steel plates are printed on heavy, toned plate-paper; the wood illustrations are of the finest character, and abundantly interspersed through the text, which is printed on heavy, extra- calendered, toned paper; the size imperial quarto," (From the publisher's advertisement in the Gems of the Centennial Exhibition, Phila. 1876). Very good or better copies, wear to a few spine ends, minor edgewear, the odd light foxing else contents about fine. A beautiful set in uncommon issue. Sabin 62692 (2 vol. issue). BAL 1732.2.
New Haven: Carrington, Hotchkiss & Co., [and] Case Lockwood & Co., State Printers, 1865, 1866. 494 pp.; 275 pp. 8vo. Rebound in maroon buckram with front wrappers bound in. First edition. Includes rosters with remarks, orders, etc. Front free endpaper detached, else a very good copy with bookplate of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, Commandery of the State of Illinois on front pastedown, shelf sticker on foot of backstrip. Sabin 15784.
Montevideo: Imprenta á vapor de El Ferro-Carril, 1879-1880. 207; 222; 176 pp. 8vo. Quarter morocco over marbled boards, raised bands, five compartments, two titled and ruled in gilt, three with gilt medallions, marbled endpapers. First edition. A fourth volume with a slightly different title was published in 1886 and included some Argentineans. A very good copy, minor scuffing on spine and rear board, leaves browning, binding solid. Palau 69186.
La Habana: Ediciones Nosotros, 1952. 25,  pp. Sm. 8vo. Illustrated stapled paper wrappers. First edition. Warmly inscribed in English by the author in the year of publication to "Nita," a close woman friend living in the United States, and whom he asks to write back to him. Number 193 of 200 copies. Cover art by Wifredo Lam, who was a close friend, and a further drawing at the end by Silvianna Goldsmith, an early disciple of Wifredo Lam. Though known as a novelist, especially for his "Memorias del subdesarrollo" (Memories of Underdevelopment), made into an award winning film by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Edmundo Perez Desnoes (b. 1930, Cuba) was initially a poet; "Todo esta en el fuego" (Everything is on Fire) was his first published book. Very scarce, and even more so with such a personal inscription. We could not locate any for sale nor at auction in the last quarter century. OCLC locates only five copies, none signed: Mus. Modern Art, NYPL, Notre Dame, Univ. S. Carolina, and BN Spain. A very good copy, wrappers soiled, spine rubbed with small tear at staple, endpapers mildly foxed, tiny indentation to upper margin of a few leaves.
Rotterdam; Amsterdam: Joan Borstius... Van Doesburg... Beman... Kentlink... Gilst; Losel ... Bosch, 1695, 1724, 1729, 1732, 1750, 1759. Sm. 8vo. Vellum. 1. Eversdyk, Wilhelmus. Weeklachte der heyligen, over Psalm XII: 2. Opgestelt by gelegentheyt, van het droevigh, en ontijdigh afsterven, der voortreffelijkste en grootmachtigste princesse Maria Stuart, koningiune door Gods genade van Engeland… Rotterdam, Joan Borstius, 1695. , 23 pp. Title vignette; initials; head and tail pieces. 2. Eversdijk, Wilhelmus. Het gelukzalig en vreedzaem uiteinde van den vromen en oprechten ... by gelegenheit van het droeving, doch zalig afsterven van ... Petrus Dinant, laetst bedienaer des h. euangeliums te Rotterdam, aldaer in den Heere ontslapen op zondagh den 20sten, begraven den 25sten, en met een lykreden vereert den 27sten in augustus 1724. Rotterdam: Johan van Doesburg, en Jan Daniel Beman, 1724. , 31,  pp. Sermon on the death of Petrus Dinant. Includes Latin verses on Dinant by J. Jensius and Joan. Fred. Reitz; and Dutch verses by Korn. van Arkel, M.V. Lankeren, Petronella Fenema, Lukas Burgvliet, J. van Wyck, Gozewyn Loncq, and Johan van Doesburg. 3. Henghel, Daniel van. Een leraar in de heerlykheit, vertoont uit Daniel XII: 3. Op het godzalig afsterven van den wel eerwaarden, godvrugtigen, en hooggeleerden here Wilhelmus Eversdyk. Rotterdam, By Jan Daniel Beman, 1729. , 42,  pp. Title vignette; initials; head and tail pieces. Funeral sermon. Includes poems and epitaphs by Michiel van Kouwenhoven, John Doesburg, M. Oudenaerde, Luke Henricus Burg Vliet Ravesteyn. 4. Kemp, Cornelius van der. De zalige rust der vrienden Godts, aangetoont in Lazarus doodtslaap, over Joh. XI:11: En toegepast op het godvrugtig afsterven van den ... heere Gerardus Schorrenburg. Rotterdam: by Hermanus Kentlink, en Pieter van Gilst ..., 1732. , 32,  pp. 5. Kemp, Cornelius van der. Het opschrift van Hiskias danklied, uit Jezaia XXXVIII: 9. tot een gedenkteeken in des Heeren tempel opgehangen. Rotterdam: Philippus Losel, en Jacobus Bosch, 1750. , 41,  pp. 6. Kemp, Cornelius van der. De bepaalde kortheid en algemeene ydelheid van 's menschen leven, aangewezen in eene kerkrede over Psalm XXXIX: 6: by gelegenheid van het ontydig afsterven van hare koninglyke hoogheid Anna, kroon-princesse van Groot-Brittannien... ontslapen den 12 van Louwmaand, en hoog-statelyk begraven den 23 van Sprokkelmaand, 1759, uitgesproken den 27 daar aan volgende, op dingsdag avond in de Groote Kerk. Rotterdam: Philippus Losel en Jacobus Bosch, 1759. , 47 pp. 7. Kemp, Johannes van der. Drie ondervindelyke brieven, de eerste geschreven aan zekere vriendinne, by wyze van bestieringe over deze vier hoofdzaken, I. In opzicht van de rechtvaardigmakinge. II. Van de werking des geloofs. III. In opsicht van een chirstens staat en gestalte. IV. Van 't gebruik dan men van Christus in alle gevallen te maken heeft. De andere twee yder aan byzondere persoonen, waar van de eerste handelt van de verzekering, die een geloovige hebben kan; van zyne genadenstaat; hoe verre die gaat; waar door die verhindert, en op wat voor wyze verkregen en bevestig wordt. De tweede spreekt van het vertrouwen op godt, ook in lichamelyke gelegentheden. t'Amsterdam: in Compagnie, (n.d., 1700s). 44 pp. Seven uncommon sermons held by from two to six libraries according to OCLC. Provenance: H. Beeuwkes, to C. J, Beeuwkes, to Alexander H. G. Schultz. A very good copy with soiled spine and boards, multiple owners' names on preliminaries, 5 leaves soiled along bottom edge, a few with tiny chips or small tears.
Montevideo: Asociacion de Impresores y Anexos del Uruguay, 1950. 29 pp. + plates. Illus. with 22 color plates (3 folding) and 5 b/w plates. 4to. Paper wrappers with spiral binding. First edition. No. 212 of 800 copies (issued not for sale but for association members, public libraries and public authorities), with the card of Julio Speroni Vener (Bibliotecario del Ministerio del Interior), who wrote one of the articles, entitled "Los precursores de la bibliografía uruguaya," tipped in. A second article, "La Imprenta de la Patria Vieja, 1815-1816," was by Juan E. Pivel Devoto. Many portraits, advertisements, some items printed on clear sheets, overall an interesting item and somewhat unusual; in the U.S. only a partial copy, the article by Speroni Vener, is shown by OCLC, at Texas. Also a copy is at Biblioteca de la AECI in Spain. A very good copy with faint soiling on wrappers, plain cardboard slipcase lacking top edge and much worn.
London: R.[obert] R.[oberts] for Ri[chard] Chiswell, 1698. x, xiii, 427, xxiv pp. Illus. with engraved frontispiece portrait of the author, 5 engraved plates (3 folding) and 3 maps, one with printed overslip; title in red and black, woodcut illustrations in text. Folio. Calf ruled and decorated in blind, five raised bands, compartments heavily decorated in gilt, red morocco lettering piece, all to period style. First edition. "Fryer was a surgeon in the service of the East India Company for nine years and travelled extensively on the Coromandel and Malabar coasts. He describes well the cities of Surat and Bombay, the life and trade there as well as at Madras. Nearly sixteen years elapsed before he could be persuaded to publish the story of his wanderings. At length piqued at the frequent appearance of translations of foreign, especially French, books of travel, in which English industry and enterprise were decried, he issued a handsome folio," (Cox, 'Reference Guide To The Literature Of Travel, Vol I, p. 280). "As a surgeon in the service of the East India Company, he left England in December 1672 and arrived at Masulipatam in June 1673. He spent the following four years on the Coromandel and Malabar coasts, visiting and describing Surat, Bombay and Madras. He also travelled to Gokarna, Karwar, Goa, and ventured inland to Junnar. He was in Persia between 1677 and 1679, then returned to India until 1681... [his] account of the places he visited is accurate and reliable with numerous anecdotes told with a fine sense of humour'' (Howgego, 'Encyclopedia of Exploration to 1800', p.406). It is a "book rich in details of natural history and local medical practice," (DNB). Small puncture on one leaf at Oo, not affecting text, leaves at Pp and Pp4 browned, a few minor shallow stains on the fore margins of some later leaves, very faint institutional stamp on margins of a few leaves, otherwise leaves clean, impressions sharp, and overall a near fine copy in an exceptionally handsome binding. Wing F2257. ESTC R23401. Cox I: p 280. Kress S.2042. Goldsmiths'-Kress 03475.2. Not in Atabey or Blackmer.
Paris: Edition de la Galerie Charpentier, 1943. Illus. with 14 [of 15] watercolors and 24 [of 27] drawings. Plus one original drawing laid in. Folio. Loose signatures in paper wrappers in portfolio. First edition. One of 23 copies with an original drawing (14 had original watercolors) of a run of 1042. Lacking one folded leaf (of four pages) containing one watercolor and three drawings. Andre Dignimont (1891-1965) was a French painter, draftsman, decorator, and book illustrator, perhaps most famous as the last, having illustrated the works of Colette, P. Louys, Margaret Mitchell, and many others. Scarce even lacking the plate. OCLC shows only one copy and the BN, 3. Small tear to heel of spine of paper wrappers, attached glassine wrappers a bit soiled with a small tear, in a worn paper- covered card portfolio with some splits at the joints, but quite solid.
London: L.B. Seeley and Son, 1827. xvi, 416 pp. Illus. with folding frontispiece with a view of Cape Francois, St. Domingo. 8vo. Original publisher's tan linen over brown paper covered boards. First edition. Presentation Copy. Inscribed by the author. William Woodis Harvey (1798-1864) provides an early account of the Haitian revolution and its effects. The author had access to Christophe, his servants and staff, longtime traders, and written documentation. Rebacked retaining original linen spine, paper label mostly gone, frontis foxed, title with a bit of offsetting, but still a very good untrimmed copy. Sabin 30783. LCP. Afro-Americana 4643. Cundall 465. Blockson 4003.
Paris: chez Saugrain pere, quai des Augustins, au coin de la rue Pavée, à la Fleur de Lis. Jean-Baptiste Coignard fils, imprimeur du Roi, rue S. Jacques, à la Bible d'Or, 1733. , xxiv, 616, ,  pp; , 693, ,  pp. Illus. with 14 engraved plates (including frontis, 1 folding) and 1 folding map. 4to. Modern full speckled calf to style, five raised bands, red morocco labels, gilt rules and titles. First edition. A history of the Portuguese explorations of the 15th and 16th centuries. The world map delineates the voyages of Vasco da Gama, Cabral, and Magellan. Though best known for his 'Mœurs des sauvages amériquains,' Joseph-François Lafitau (1681-1746), a Jesuit missionary and discoverer of ginseng in North America, also wrote this two volume history which "is not just a compilation of original sources but an attempt to make available to French readers a story of exploration and adventure otherwise denied to them; in the chronicles, he sees a long development of customs hitherto unnoticed, such as he had reported in the 'Mœurs'; from them, understood only, he says, in the original languages of the people who practice them, he builds his 'system' or philosophy of history, and once more he is concerned too with the relation between custom and natural history, or ecology," William N. Fenton, 'Lafitau, Joseph-François.' in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 3. A very good copy, small repair to title page on volume I, some occasional browning, a few tiny marginal worm holes and a few small marginal chips, text and plates sharp, in a fine period-style binding. Sabin 38591. European Americana 733/146. Borba de Moraes I: p. 386. Sommervogel IV, 1363. Graesse IV: 71. Brunet III: 14.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1849-1861. Vol. I: frontis, xi, 619 pp. + adv.; Vol. II: xiii, 612 pp. + adv.; Vol. III: xii, 682 pp.; Vol. IV: xi, 750 pp.; Vol. V: xiii, 305 pp. + adv.. Vols III & IV with indices to each vol. Vol V with index to entire work. 8vo. Brown stamped muslin with elaborate borders and medallion. Gilt titles. Glazed bright yellow endpapers in Vols. I & II. First American edition. Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800-1859) was historian, politician, and author. His History of England stands as one of the great literary works of the nineteenth century, one that has never gone out of print. As a work of history it is deeply and extensively research and still remains one the most detailed accounts of its subject and not as partial to the Whig cause as once asumed.. Originally Macaulay was to bring his history to 1830, later scaled back to 1714, but he died after reaching only 1697. The first two volumes were published in 1849, the next two in 1856, and the last, postumously, in 1861, "edited by his sister, Lady Trevelyan, with a complete index to the entire work." All volumes rubbed, heads of spines with small chips and tears, a bit more extensive on Volume V which also has a 1/2" round chip in the top spine panel; owner's signature and/or bookplate signed in years of publcation in first four volumes; scattered foxing throughout; still a good or better set of an important work with each volume in a clear archival jacket.
[New York]: n.d. (ca. 1844-1848); 1859. 1 sheet. Hand-colored steel engraving. 15 3/4 x 17 inches. Matted. This copy is dated in manuscript January 1859, but work on the certificate began in 1842 and the original engraving for the certificate was created between 1844 but prior to 1849. The scene was designed by William Wade, an artist, engraver, and draftsman active in New York between 1844 and 1852 who was also the artist and engraver of a Panorama of the Hudson River from New York to Albany from which this scene may have been taken. The engraver was Thomas Pollock, who settled in New York in 1840. The image is a harbor scene of lower Manhattan at what would become the site of the Manhattan Bridge, which shows disembarking sailors in the foreground with a view of Governor's Island from Manhattan on the right and the first Sailor’s Home on the East River on the left; in the middle is a ship with the word 'Temperance' on the main mast flag. The American Seaman's Friend Society was officially founded in 1828, with trustees from such port cities as Boston, Philadelphia, Charleston, and Savannah. The first general agent was Reverend Joshua Leavitt, a temperance lecturer for the American Temperance Society and a revivalist who was an anti-slavery leader and a charter member of the Liberty Party of 1840. The Sailor's Home, with accommodations for about 300 boarders, was established by the American Seaman's Friend Society at No. 190 Cherry street, in May 1842. By 1853 it had housed 36,596. boarders. Below the image are additions in manuscript: Richard Fenney of the Congregational Society of Georgetown is made a life member for raising $70. The certificate is signed by four officers: William A. Booth, President; Rev. Israel P. Warren, Rev. Harmon Loomis, and Samuel Brown. A very good copy, small repaired marginal tear, marginal stain and toning.
Buenos Aires: Sociedad de Bibliofilos Argentinos, (1957). 66 pp. Illus. with 4 lithographs and 2 in-text drawings. 4to. Loose quires in printed wrappers within blue paper-covered board portfolio and with original blue slip case. First edition. Frontis lithograph signed by the illustrator. No. 6 of 92 numbered copies (of a run of 100) printed on Charter Eggshell paper by Francisco A. Colombo. Raúl Veroni (1913-1992), Argentine artist and printer, illustrated a large number of books, especially works of poetry. Jorge Roberto Payró (1867-1928) was an Argentine writer and journalist who wrote this story, The Ghost, under a pseudonym, Pago Chico. A fine copy in original glassine covered wrappers in a fine portfolio, in lightly rubbed slipcase. Colombo Fine Printing 270. Colombo: L'art du livre 265.
Amstelaedami [Amsterdam]: excudunt Henricus et vidua Theodori Boom, Joannes & Aegidius Janssonii a Waesberge, Gerhardus Borstius, Abraham a Someren, Joannes Wolters; Et Ultrajecti : Guiljemus vande Water, 1698. [61 lvs, lacking blank], 1132, 992 cols; [2lvs], 566, 432, 496, 304 cols; [4 lvs], 1060, 1196 cols (1 lv. at 1004), [2 lvs]; [2 lvs], 992, 408, 276,[1 blank], 1020 cols; [2 lvs], 440, 838 cols; [2 lvs], 740, 352, [1 lv], 404, 168 cols; [2 lvs], lxiv, 1000, 8000, 500 cols; [2 lvs], 1376, 1190 cols; [2 lvs], 616, 232, [1 lv], 1544 cols, [36 lvs]. Illus. with 13 engraved plates (7 folding) lettered A & numbered 1-12; 34 woodcuts, 2 engravings, numerous decorated initial letters and tailpieces, two title pages in red and black with large engraved vignettes. Folio. Later vellum over marbled paper-covered boards, morocco spine labels lettered in gilt. Editio nova. Prepared under the direction of John Pearson, Anthony Scattergood, Francis Gouldman, and Richard Pearson. Vol. 1, pt. 1. Genesis and Exodus; Vol. 1, pt. 2. Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy; Vol. 2. The historical books and the book of Job; Vol. 3. Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon; Vol. 4. Books of the Prophets; Vol. 5. The Apocrypha, and 7 tracts on Jewish antiquities; Vol. 6. The Gospels; Vol. 7. Acts of the Apostles and the Pauline Epistles; Vol. 8. Epistles, Revelation, and tracts on various subjects. Index at end of Vol. 8. Vol. 1, pt. 1 has general and special title page.; v. 1, pt. 2- v. 8 have special title page only. Text in Latin, Hebrew, Greek, Arabic, Syriac. Critici Sacri was intended as a companion for the Polyglot Bible, published by Bishop Walton, in 1657. Combining the works of many of the best English and continental scholars of the sixteenth and seventeeth centuries, John Pearson, archdeacon of Surrey at the time, produced “the most important collection of Biblical critics ever made.…In point of size the work of Poole has advantages but no man man who is acquainted with both works will ever prefer the Synopsis to the original,” (Clarke, Holy Bible, 1837.) Contains the entire annotations of Munster, Vatabalus, Castalio, Clarius, Drusius, and Grotius on all or nearly all of the Old Testament, Fagius on the Chaldaic Paraphrase of the Pentateuch, and the first four chapters of Genesis; the commentaries of Masius on Joshua; Codurcus’; annotations on Job; Pricaeus on the Psalms; Bayne on the Proverbs; Forerius’ commentary on Isaiah; Lively on Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, and Jonah; Badwell on the Apocrypha; Hoeschel on Ecclesiastes, and more. For the New Testament, there are the collations of Valla, with the animadversions of Revius, Erasmus’ annotations, commentaries by Vatabalus, Castalio, Clarius, Zegerus, Grotius, Munster, Drusius, Scaliger, Casaubon, Cameron, Lud. Capellus, Jac. Capellus, Gualtperius, Schultetus, and Pricaeus. Also included are philological tracts and dissertations including John Gregory's Notes and Observations; Fagius's Comparison of the principal Translations of the Old Testament; Cartwright's Mellijicium Ebraicum; Drusius on the Mandrakes; Jos. Scaliger and Amama on Tythes; Lud. Capellus on the Vow of Jephthah and Corban; Pithoeus De Latinis Bibliorum Interpretationibus; Hosti- us De fabrica Arcae Ngae; Rittershusius De Jure Asylorum; A Hat ius De Engastrymutho; Montanus on Jewish Antiquities; Bertram and Cunaeus on the Hebrew Republic; Waser on the ancient Coins and Measures of the Hebrews, Chaldeans, and Syrians; and much more. This is the second and best edition, much augmented from the first of 1660. Typographically, as well as textually, the work exceeds that of the first Englsh edition having been the concerted effort of six Dutch publishers and booksellers (five from Amsterdam and one from Utrecht), with at least two doing the bulk of the printing including Hendrik Wetstein. Contains a rare variant of Benedict Arias Montanus’ Sacrae Geographiae Tabula double hemisphere world map from the Polyglot Bible, showing how Noah’s three sons repopulated the world; this version is unique in containing two scene: one of Sunlight and the Garden of Eden and one depicting the darkness and the deluge. Vellum soiled, boards rubbed, a few tears and splits to the vellum, small shallow chip to the head of the spine on one volume, shadows of spine labels, some edge wear, small institutional book plate to front pastedowns, leaves with some scattered staining and soiling, often at the rear of the volumes, one volume with minor marginal worming, partially repaired, two leaves at rear of one volume reattached, occasional repair, one leaf with marginal tear, leaves mostly clean, folding maps are without tears but some minor soiling or staining, one plate creased, one with extra fold, a few with dampstain to edges, one scuffed at top and repaired on verso, overall a very good set of this important compendium of biblical scholarship. Brunet II, 426. Orme, Bibliotheca Biblica 128. Walch IV, 421. De Bure 157.
[Pennsylvania?]: n.d. . 1 leaf. Illus. with decorative border. 25 x 13 cm., on sheet 29 x 15 cm. Broadside. Surpassed only by the Magdeburger Himmelsbrief, the most widely printed and circulated German-American broadside that promised protection, this work is a magic charm to protect pregnant women and unborn infants. "The broadside has two parts: the first tells the story, which was 'invented'- the German term is erfunden (found) - by a Christian singing master from Egypt. It tells of seven gypsies or heathens who were condemned to death in Prussia. Six of them were executed, and the seventh, an eighty-year-old man, was to be executed some days later. At the moment of execution a fire broke out, and the old man was rushed to the fire and was able to quench it quickly. This feat earned him his freedom. The second part of the broadside - the implication is that it represents what the old man said in quenching the fire - is a text that a person had to repeat while circling a fire, conjuring it, in the name of God, to cease spreading and burning. One line is 'I commend you, fire, to place your embers next to Jesus Christ, precious blood he has shed for us for our sins and misdeeds.'. The last section of the text informs the reader that whoever has this broadside in his house will be protected against fire, and that a pregnant person who owns this broadside will be shielded against sorcery, evil, and illness. Additionally, everyone in the house is promised protection from the black death. The house blessings as well as the protection texts respond to a desire for protection that seems, in this form, to be peculiar to the Germans in America," Hermann Wellenreuther, 'Citizens in a Strange Land: A Study of German-American Broadsides and Their meaning for Germans in North America 1730-1830' (University Park: Penn State, 2013), p. 72-4. Scarce, and unusual to survive without having been folded. OCLC locates only two copies of this edition: Lib. Co. of Phila. and Penn State; there are 4 copies of a slightly larger version at: American Antiquarian Society, Penn State, Lib. Co. of Phila.. and Univ. Rochester Medical. A very good copy, some marginal spotting and tiny nicks on the edges. Yoder: Pennsylvania German Broadsides, p. 221-222. Wellenreuther: No. 500. OCLC: 55500468. OCLC: 775787359.
New York: Limited Editions Club, 1999. 3 lvs., 11 plates. Illus. with 11 photographs. Leaves 43.5 x 36 cm. (17 x14 1/4 inches). Publisher's velvet-lined green cloth clamshell box, inlaid brown morocco label titled in gilt on front board. First edition. One of 60 numbered sets (plus 14 proofs). Three leaves of letterpress and eleven photogravures, each numbered and signed by the photographer. Ten of the prints originally appeared in Pablo Neruda's "Heights of Macchu Picchu," (Limited Editions Club, 1998). Printed at the press of John Goodman Photogravure, on Arches cover. "Ranney belongs to a tradition of landscape photographers that includes Frederick Sommer, Paul Caponigro, Aaron Siskind, Wynn Bullock, and Minor White. What Ranney shares with this distinguished if loose-knit bunch is the resolve to make photographs whose meaning transcends what you see in the picture. Imagery is important for him, but only insofar as it conveys deeper, frequently spiritual themes and ideas. Mr. Ranney's photographs of Machu Picchu exemplify his efforts to make the medium speak of things beyond what you and I can see. Deceptively simple in appearance, pictures such as ''Machu Picchu (Intihuatana),'' 1971, and ''Machu Picchu (Lower Machu Picchu and the Urubamba Valley),'' 1975, strive to convey the intimate connections between Inca monuments and the awesome setting with its shapely mountain peaks. Photography, for Mr. Ranney, is all about capturing the character and natural flavor as much as the look of a place," Benjamin Gennochio, 'Going further than the eye can see, 'The New York Times, March 13, 2003. OCLC locates only one copy at Univ. Texas, Austin). Box lightly rubbed else a fine copy.
[Tacubaya]: 1853. [77 pp.] on 43 leaves, some folded. Folio. Loose leaves disbound from a later made-up volume. First edition. Beginning on June 1, 1853, shortly after Santa Anna's return to Mexico as dictator, and ending December 29, 1853, just two weeks after he extended his rule indefinitely and had himself given the title of "most serene highness," these documents cover a period of three leaders in the Ministry of War and Navy: Jose Maria Tornel y Mendivil, Juan Suárez y Navarro, and Lino J. Alcorta; all prominent santannistas. Eight are issued by Tornel, the most federalist of Santa Anna's advisors, who fell ill and died in September 1853; ten are issued by Juan Suárez y Navarro, chief administrator of the Ministry of War -the first document noting "por enfermedad de su S. E., J. Suarez Navarro" on September 10th- who coveted the position as Minster of War and Navy, but broke with Santa Anna just three weeks later when Lino J. Alcorta was appointed minister in his stead, and who issued the remaining twenty- nine documents. Thirteen of the documents are printed; 34 are in manuscript, either originals or perhaps manuscripts reproduced by an early form heliography. Similar documents were described by Dr. W. Michael Mathes in a 2004 auction catalogue as "an early form of holography [i.e. heliography] using a concentrated beam of sunlight to transfer text, a process employed in Mexico during a brief period between 1850 and 1856 for short runs and to avoid printing delays and costs. Lithography was impractical for such short-run imprints, as it was extraordinarily costly, took weeks, and presented difficulties in reproducing the writer’s hand." In a few instances the date on the manuscript documents differs from that of the later publication. The documents are primarily concerned with bringing professionalism and discipline to the army (and the nation), stemming desertions and bolstering the draft (though exempting indigenous peoples), punishing theft and corruption, building fortifications and other public works, increasing weaponry, and creating militias. OCLC locates no copies of any of these individual documents, though some of the printed items are held at Berkeley, and except for the auction noted above, we could find no listings, catalogue holdings, or auction records for items reproduced in a similar fashion to those included. Detailed list upon request. Overall very good.
[Bruxelles]: [Ph. Vandermaelen], 1827. 17 sheets. Hand-colored lithographic maps. 47 x 57 cm. First edition. The Empire of Brazil on a grand scale, printed shortly after Pedro declared the independence of Brazil, but before the conclusion of the Cisplatine War against the United Provinces of the Río de la Plata (Argentina) which cost her Uruguay. Sheets from Phillipe Vandermaelen, Atlas universel de geographie physique, politique, statistique et mineralogique..., a magnificent and ground breaking six volume atlas of the entire world, which was the first Atlas to use lithography, to show the entire world using such a large uniform scale, approximately 26 miles to the inch, and which was designed to be joined together into a three-dimensional globe with a diameter of aboout 25 feet. Includes all of Brazil with some surrounding areas: 1. Amer. Merid. no. 9. Partie de la Colombie et du Bresil. Parts of Peru, Colombia, and Brazil. 2. Amer. Merid. 10. Partie du Bresil. Amazonas region, Brazil. 3. Amer. Merid. 11. Partie du Bresil. Parts of Amazonas, Para and Amapa. 4. Amer. Merid. 12. Partie du Bresil. Covers parts of Para and Maranhao. 5. Amer. Merid. 13. Partie du Bresil. Parts of Piaui, Ceara and Rio Grande do Norte. Text: Note sur le Bresil ... Pour la suite voyez la carte no. 32. 6. Amer. Merid. 15. Partie du Perou et du Bresil. Parts of Peru, Brazil and northern Bolivia. 7. Amer. Merid. 16. Partie du Bresil. Parts of Brazil and northern Bolivia. 8. Amer. Merid. 17. Partie du Bresil. Parts of Mato Grosso, Tocantins, Amazonas, and Para. 9. Amer. Merid. 18. Partie du Bresil... Parts Tocantins, Bahia, Maranhao, and Piaui. 10. Amer. Merid. 19. Partie du Bresil. Parts of northeastern Brazil. 11. Amer. Merid. 22. Partie du Bresil. Part of Santa Cruz, Bolivia and Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. 12. Amer. Merid. 23. Partie du Bresil. Parts of Goias, Federal District, Minas Gerais, and Tocantins. 13. Amer. Merid. 24. Partie du Bresil. Parts of Bahia and Minas Gerais with coast soundings. 14. Amer. Merid. 27. Partie du Bresil. Part of southern Brazil. 15. Amer. Merid. 28. Partie du Bresil. Parts of Sao Paulo, Minas Gerais, Espirito Santo, and Rio de Janeiro states. 16. Amer. Merid. 32. Partie du Bresil. Part of southern Brazil. Text box: Note sur le Bresil. Pour le commencement voyez la carte no. 13. 17. Amer. Merid. 35. Partie du Bresil. Parts of Uruguay, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, and Buenos Aires province, Argentina (an eighteenth sheet, No.36, was labeled 'Partie du Bresil, but in fact only included parts of Argentina and Chile). If joined together the map would measure approximately 9 x 7 feet. A very good sharp set, housed in a clamshell box. Phillips, 749. Amer. Geol. Soc., Catalogue of Maps of Hispanic America: III, p. 172. Sabin 43762.
Albany: Printed by Packard & Van Benthuysen, 1827. 178 pp. 12mo. Original full calf, Shaker binding. First edition. Contains similar but different testimonies than in the book edited by Rufus Bishop in 1816. Mother Ann Lee (1736-1784) was the founder of the Shakers. Spine and board worn at extremities, spine renewed, binding tight, some offsetting to leaves, overall about very good. Richmond 1421. MacLean 98. Sabin 102603. Shaw & Shoemaker 30577.
London: R. and J. Dodsley in Pall-mall, 1757. , -22 pp. Engraved title page by [L.P.] Boilard. Sm. 4to. Removed. First edition. William Whitehead [1715-1785] accompanied his pupil and friend (George Harcourt, Viscount Nuneham) on a tour of Germany and Italy between 1754-56; the final elegy is dedicated to him. "Whitehead is essentially of minor status as a writer, but he is marked out from many of his fellows for his moderation and good taste, his easy humour, and his common sense. He rose considerably in society, but never forgot his origins: 'My education rose above my birth,/ Thanks to those parent shades, on whose cold clay/ Fall fast my tears, and lightly lie the earth'," (Rosemary Scott, ODNB/29294). New paper spine, lacking the half-title and the advertisement, still a clean copy with sharp impressions, and very good. ESTC T32507.
[London]: R. Wilkinson No 58 Cornhill, 1800. 9 x 11 inches. First edition. Hand-colored map from "A General Atlas, being a collection of maps of the world and quarters: the principal empires, kingdoms, &c. with their several provinces & other subdivisions, correctly delineated" plate number 40. Shows southern India and part of Sri Lanka as the British had forced both Mysore and the Marathas into submission. A very good copy.