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.
Santiago: Impr. de La República, de J. Nuñez, 1877. 49 pp. Sm. 4to. Stitched paper wrappers. First edition. Liberalism in Colombia and its detractors. OCLC shows a single copy at the BN Chile. Also one at the BCN. A good copy, wrappers chipped and soiled, mail fold, light foxing to one corner of a few leaves, else contents very good. Rodriguez-Arenas I, 128. Laverde Amaya p. 71. Palau 26221.
[Bruxelles]: . 21,  pp. 1 diagram. 8vo. Folded leaves. First edition. Addressed in manuscript to J. A. Dahlgren, Superintendent of the Naval Ordinance, United States" and signed by Bormann, who was a Colonel at the time in the Royal Belgian Artillery. These are unpublished notes that Bormann had intended to publish but instead sent as private communication to his friends in 1854 [See Charles Guillaume Bormann, "The Shrapnel Shell in England and in Belgium" (Brussels, Truyts, 1862), 2nd ed., p. 16.]. They were corrections to an article by Colonel Delobel, "Nouveau systeme de Shrapnels de 1'Artillerie neerlandaise" in Revue de techn. milit. T. I. 1854. Charles Guillaume Bormann (1796-1873) was the inventor of the Bormann Fuse, which was adopted by the Belgium army in 1835 and remained a military secret until offered to and tested by the U.S. military in 1851. It became the official time fuse for smoothbore artillery. With original envelop. We could locate no other copies of this manuscript in OCLC, COPAC, or other European Libraries. Some tears at the folds,last folded leaf with corrosion at top edge and last leave soiled and torn, but still very good.
Albuquerque: Quivira Society, 1942. xxix, 342 pp. Illus. with facsimiles and two folding maps. Sm. 4to. Quarter cloth over paper covered boards, gilt titles and Society medallion. First edition thus. Quivira Society Publications Volume XI. Gift from the author, Bailey Carroll, to Al Lowman. One of 557 numbered copies. Translation of important early works with extensive notes and facsimiles of the originals. "Pino, supplemented by Barreiro, is the chief source of New Mexico's last years as a Spanish province and of her beginnings as a Mexican state," Howes P383. Spine a bit darkened, else a near fine mostly unopened (uncut) copy. Graff 3297n.
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.
New York: D. Van Nostrand Company, 1878. iv, 400 pp.+ Adv. [43,1] pp. Illus. with 29 b/w plates. Sm. 8vo. Cloth. Second edition. Translation of Cours de tactique. Guillaume Henri Dufour (1787-1875) was a Swiss general who served under Napoleon and in 1847 led the Swiss federal forces to victory against the Sonderbund. OCLC show six copies of this second edition and none of the first of 1864. Includes a 43 page catalogue of the Military and Naval books published by Van Nostrand. Head band lacking, split at upper joint, heel of spine worn, scuffing to lower and fore edges of front board with minor loss, bookseller ticket and the 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, their stamp on title, contents near fine with some browning, binding solid, overall a good or better copy.
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.
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.
Philadelphia: F.A. Davis, 1890 (c.1889). viii, 383, 32 pp. Illus. with 252 in-text b/w drawings and 6 photos. Sm. 4to. Cloth. First edition. "In its heyday in the late Victorian era, electrotherapy was utilized for a myriad of neurological and psychiatric disorders. By exploiting the prestige of science and the numinous quality of technology, medical electricians translated the protean forces of nature into an emblem of medical modernity. Later on, however, the spread of urban networks of power and the introduction of electrical appliances into the home had lent an aura of mundanity to the speciality. The discovery of radiation and X-rays towards the turn of the century was a watershed in electrotherapy’s disaggregation as other modalities of the electromagnetic spectrum began to be deployed in the physician’s armentarium and electrotherapy began to be challenged by psychoanalysis in the treatment of shell shock in WW1," (John Senior, Electrotherapy – a case study in nineteenth- and twentieth-century science, technology and medicine, Oxford Univ. Course Notes). Cordesco claims the publication date was really 1900, not 1890 as stated on the title page. A very good copy, wear at spine ends and joints, rear endpapers split at hinge, binding tight and leaves clean. Cordesco 00-2170.
Concord: George E. Jenks, State Printer, 1866. xxxii, 716 pp.; xxxviii, 958 pp. 8vo. Cloth. First edition. Volume II includes the first half (until the War of 1812) of C. E. Potter's The Military History of the State of New Hampshire, from its settlement in 1623, to the Rebellion in 1861 (pp. 1-394) later published in 1869 and Military History of New Hampshire in the Great Rebellion 1861-1866 (pp 400-958). Extensive rosters with remarks on each soldier. Chips to spine ends, extremities worn, dime-size chip to center of backstrip on one volume, the bookplate of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, Commandery of the State of Illinois on front pastedowns, shelf sticker on foot of backstrips, contents clean, tight and very good; overall good solid copies. See Sabin 64621.
[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.
Paris: Chez L. Tenré... et Chez Henri Dupuy, 1836. xvi, 568 pp., [135 lvs of plates]. Illus. with 268 copperplate and steel engravings and two large folding maps. 4to. Modern dark green polished calf, five raised bands ruled in gilt, two compartments red, lettered in gilt, four decorated in gilt, edges beveled, new end-papers, silk book mark sewn in. First edition. Julien Léopold Boilly, M. Compiled by Orbigny from the numerous authors listed in the title; with 268 engravings, usually two to the page, and with more than half illustrative "of some phase in the life, customs, and history of the numerous tribes of Indians of South America and Mexico," (Field, Indian Bibliography). A very handsome copy, contents very good or better, foxing to frontis and title, scattered to contents, maps worn at edges and folds with some repairs, in a fine modern binding. Palau 202179. Sabin 57458, Field 447. Borba de Moraes, p. 631.
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.
Madrid: Imprenta y Fundicion de Manuel Tello, 1887. [v]-xxiii, , 392 dbl. col. pp. Sm. 4to. Armorial binding in full calf, boards and spine ruled in gilt, five raised bands with gilt decorations, gilt armorial seal on both boards, turn-ins heavily decorated in gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. First edition. Toledo Imprints. 1531 pieces extensively described. Provenance: Bookplate of the Bibliographical Library of William P. Wreden. Minor wear along joints, some scuffing to spine ends, else a near fine exceptionally beautiful copy. Palau 221909. Parreño Sale 974. Spain & Spanish America I, 531. Foulche-Barrau 182.
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.
Madrid: Imprenta de la Viuda de M. Minuesa de los Rios, 1895. , 646 pp. 16mo. Paper wrappers. First edition. First published in various numbers in La Politica de España en Filipinas. Because the same plates were used for the book version, many of the alternate pages are blank. Appendices: I. El primer periódico de Filipinas, por J.T. Medina; I. Adiciones y rectificaciones, por T.H. Pardo de Tavera; III. Notas y adiciones, por P. Torres y Lanzas; IV. Periódicos manuscritos, por Desengaños. An unopened (uncut) copy, spine worn and split with one signature partially detached, else contents near fine. Robertson 57. Pardo de Tavera 2353.
New York: John C. Riker, 1853-1894. 50 lvs, some colored, plus plates. Illus. 5 engraved plates, plus 1 hand color drawing and 3 color stickers. Sm. 8vo. Pebbled brown morocco, illustrated in gilt, stamped in blind, all edges gilt. First edition. Album of mostly friendship poems to Hannah E. Keniston Hanaford (1834-1895) of Gilmanton, New Hampshire. 36 entries, one sketch, from 1854 to 1894, a year before her death, by friends in the towns of Gilmanton (including the Gilmanton Academy), Campton, Plymouth, Rumney, Holderness, Exeter, and Ashland. "The tradition of keeping autograph albums came to America from Europe in the 1820s, gaining popularity throughout the nineteenth century.... Although no documentary evidence of the production and marketing of albums has come to light, it seems clear that commercial publishers probably found them a convenient way to use up various materials left over from other jobs, such as colored papers and illustrated plates. Albums were generally bound quite elaborately in cloth or leather, often embossed or stamped in gold, and demonstrate the superb craftsmanship of the nineteenth-century bookbinder.... One of the more prolific nineteenth-century album producers was commercial publisher John C. Riker of New York, whose imprint may be found in almost half of the items in the [American Antiquarian] Society's collection," Carol Fisher-Crosby, American Antiquarian Society. John C. Riker is first listed in New York directories for 1827. A very good copy with minor edgeworn to boards, a few leaves with foxing, endpapers just browning.
[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.
New York: Arthur H. Hahlo, (1919). Unpaged. Illus. with frontis proof plus 100 etchings with facing captions. 4to. Paper covered boards. First edition. Tipped-in original proof frontis signed by the author; edition limited to 500 copies. This is the first of Smith's three books, done while he led a group of artists recording the experiences at the front lines during the first world war. Very good, corners worn, boards soiled, vellum a bit darkened, etchings sharp, a nice copy.
[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.
[New York]: n.p. 1850. 1 sheet. 7 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches. First edition. Opposes candidate William D. Greene and calls for the Whig Nominating Committee of the Eighteenth Ward to select a different candidate for State Assembly. William D. Greene was a clerk for Harvey Hart in the NYC Bureau of Taxes who lived in the 18th Ward (15th St. near Fifth Avenue). Already in 1850 the New York City Whig Party was fracturing with a contingent opposing the Compromise of 1850. The conflict had come to a head just a month before this letter, when the conservative faction left the convention under the leadership of Francis Granger and were known as the Silver Gray Whigs. Perhaps Greene was caught in the cross fire. OCLC locates only one copy: New York Historical Society. A very good+ clean copy with mail folds, small watermark in one corner, leaf browning at edges.
London: The Medici Society, 1925. Frontis, xxvii. 267 pp.; vii+ Plates; viii + plates. Illus. with 1 tipped in color frontispiece and 291 b/w plates with tissue guards. Folio. Natural linen with brown morocco lettering pieces in gilt, bevel edges, top edge gilt, fore and bottom edges deckled. First edition. Number 182 of 630 copies. Yashiro Yukio (1890-1975), founder of the Yamato Bunkakan (Museum of Japanese Art) at Nara, was a leading Japanese art historian who received high acclaim by the publication of "Sandro Botticelli" (1925). Ex-libris Giovanni Corradini. Linen soiled as common on these volumes, labels chipped, leaves unopened (uncut), scattered foxing, overall still a very good+ copy of this magnificent set. Not in Freitag.