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.
Buenos Ayres: Imprenta de Niños Expòsitos, 1815. 2 pp. 4to. Unbound. First edition. Dated Mayo 30 de 1815. "Proclama del director interino Alvarez á los habitantes de la provincia de Buenos Aires, sobre las circunstancías difíciles del pais, por insubordinacion y desobediencia," Zinny. José Ignacio Álvarez Thomas (1787-1857) led the faction which achieved the resignation of de Alvear, and he was sworn in as interim Supreme Director on 6 May 1815. OCLC shows only one copy: BN Chile. A very good+ copy, leaf browned. Furlong IV, 3185. Zinny: Bibliografía histórica p.140, No. 38. Fors: p. 53.
[Washington, D. C.]: Blair & Rives, printers. 1836. 6 pp. + fold-out map. 8vo. Removed. First edition. Contains a 33 x 26 1/2 inch fold-out map of the breach at the head of Presqu'ile Bay. 24th Congress, 1st Session. [Doc. No. 128.] Ho. of Reps. War Dept. Scarce. Not in OCLC. Leaves very fragile, detached, torn, and chipped with a few letters cropped closely; map is very good+ to near fine condition with a small tear at one fold, and a few chips and tears at the edges of the extra wide margins.
[Chicago]: George F. Cram, [ca. 1882]. One sheet folded (56.5 x 35 cm). 55.25 x 30 cm. (21 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches). Hand colored. Title inside oval cartouche. Scale 36 miles to 1 inch. Taken from "Cram's Illustrated Family Atlas of the World." There were numerous versions of the New Rail Road and County maps by published by Cram and Henry S. Stebbins, with later versions machine colored due to the expense of hand coloring. A very good copy, minor finger soiling and small repaired tear, both in the margins, not affecting image. Phillips 901.
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.
Exeter: Printed for Josiah Richardson, 1819. 16 pp. 24 pp. Sm. 8vo. Stitched self wrappers. First edition. Dole's Letter to Mr. Hosea Ballou was first published in 1816 (Andover, MA). 3 copies: Harvard, Dartmouth, NYPL and Kelly's Solemn and Important Reasons was first published in 1815 (Haverhill, MA). We were only able to find this 1819 edition of either item at AAS. Small chip to corner of second leaf, first few and last few leaves foxed as well as edges, untrimmed, clean, good+ or better. Shaw & Shoemaker 48410 (Kelly). This edition Dole not in Shaw & Shoemaker.
Parisiis [Paris]: Excudebat Antonius Vitre, 1659. , , 14, 665, , 320,  pp. Engraved device on title page, engraved initial letters and head pieces. Folio (33 cm). Vellum blind stamped with device and rules, raised bands. First edition, thus. [Title also in Greek: Eysebioy toy Pamfiloy Ekklesiastike istoria]. Collation: a'4 e'4 i'4 o'4 u'4 aa4 ee2 *4 **4, A-Pppp4, Qqqq2, a-rr4, ss2, t1, Rrrr1. Double columns in Greek and Latin. Eusebius, bishop of Caesarea (b.260-70), and contemporary with Constantine the Great, is rightly called the Father of Church History. "The position of Eusebius, at the close of the period of persecution, and in the opening of the period of the imperial establishment of Christianity, and his employment of many ancient documents, some of which have since been lost, give these works a peculiar value" (CE). The work was later added to by others including Socrates, Sozomen, Theodoret, and Evagrius. The best and most important edition is that of Henri de Valois (Valesius) who published his first edition of the Greek text, with a new Latin translation and with copious critical and explanatory notes at Paris in 1659, which also included Eusebius' Vita Constantini (the remainder of the collection of the early Greek historians of the Church was published in two subsequent folio volumes ending in 1673). "For the elucidation of Eusebius' History we owe more to Valesius than to any other man. His edition of the text was an immense advance upon that of Stephanus, and has formed the basis of all subsequent editions, while his notes are a perfect storehouse of information from which all annotators of Eusebius have extensively drawn. Migne's edition (Opera, II 45-906) is a reprint of Valesius' edition of 1659" (Schaff, Post-Nicene Fathers, 98). ABPC shows only one copy has come up at auction in the last 40 years, at Quaritch in 1984. Institutional bookplate on the free front endpaper noting the book was a gift of Michael J. O'Farrell, the first Bishop of the Diocese of Trenton, with his bookplate on the half title. Spine curled and partially detached at the bottom, boards soiled and worn, front board, endpaper, first blank, and half-title loose, a few notations to title page and occasionally in text, some light scattered foxing, small chips to the lower corners of three leaves not affecting text, otherwise quite clean. Brunet 1110.
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.
Nancy [France]: Chez Haener, Imprimeur du Départment de la Meurthe, 1792. 4 pp. Illus. with a woodcut headpiece. Sm. 4to. Self wrappers. First edition. Signed (illegible). Law authorizing negotiation with the United States minister to obtain food and construction materials in the amount of 4,000,000 livres, to be paid by the French Treasury but to be reimbursed by taxes on the colony. The money was much needed as the loan decree, dated 26 Juin 1792, came in the midst of unparalleled upheaval in Haiti. The revolution of the year before, with its "horrible carnage" had now given way "to strategic military operations, tactical maneuvers and new political alliances as the slaves gain territory and stabilize their positions. They raid plantations for military equipment, loot the whites' forces after they are repelled, and trade with the Spanish for weaponry" (Kona Shen, History of Haiti, The Revolution Builds, Brown University. library.brown.edu/haitihistory/6.html). Toussaint Louverture is a rising star, Civil Commissions arrive from France, free blacks and mulattos in Saint-Domingue are granted equal political rights, Spain declares war on England and France, and battle ensues for control of Haiti. The U.S. is concerned with conditions on the island and in fact Jefferson writes of his concern to the Marquis de Lafayette (16 June 1792). Rare. OCLC, BN France, and other European Libraries locate no copies of this issue (No. 1412, with additional text concerning the Departement de la Meurthe). A Paris printing (No. 1813) can be found at Cornell, Univ. Minn., and JCB which also has a Toulouse printing. Manioc (Bibliotheque) shows a digitized version of the Paris imprint. A very good copy with pin holes along inner margin, two soiled spots, signed in ink on last page.
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.
Boston: Perkins & Marvin, 1831. 268 pp. Sm. 8vo. Original quarter tan cloth over paper covered boards, paper spine label. First American edition. First published the prior year in London, these three novellas mostly deal with the spiritual and emotional crisis Maria Jane Jewsbury (1800–1833) experienced as a woman author in the 19th century. "The possible emotional cost of the famous woman writer's life is expressed through the experiences of Julia Osborne, the protagonist of Jewsbury's novella ‘The History of an Enthusiast’, who achieves celebrity but comes to feel enervated, as well as distraught at failing to gain the man she loves. This story, which is one of many nineteenth-century texts indebted to Madame de Staël's novel Corinne (1807), treats sympathetically Julia's struggles to gain an education and to write in the face of family and social prejudice, but seems to portray her ambitions as ultimately misguided. The disjunctions in the text show how Jewsbury's experience of Hemans [a friend], her reading of Corinne, and her partial internalization of her culture's attitudes to women writers, are in conflict with her own persisting ambitions and her belief in women's intellectual capacities: another novella, ‘The History of a Nonchalant’, confronts, and then backs away from, its protagonist's struggle with religious doubt," (Joanne Wilkes in ODNB). Rather uncommon. Spine worn with tears along front joint, chips at head and heel, most of paper label rubbed way, boards rubbed, some soil spots, dampstain on preliminaries mainly through first page of text, scattered foxing, overall still a good copy. Amer. Imprints 7747.
Ann Arbor: Univ. Michigan Press, 1942. Frontis, viii, 40 pp. + Plates . Illus. with 1 color & 27 b/w plates. 4to. Cloth. First edition. John Mix Stanley (1814-72), American painter and photographer, accompanied many military expeditions west, traveling from the Dakotas to Hawaii. His daguerreotype collection toured the country, and perhaps because of his extensive use of photography, his work is both deeply naturalistic and often intimate. A very good clean crisp copy with wear to extremities and owner's stamp to endpapers. No dust jacket.
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.
Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1833. 138 pp. 1of 2 folding plans. Sm. 4to. (28 cm). Quarterbound morocco over marble paper-covered boards. First edition. Spine rubbed, boards worn especially at the edges with some loss of paper at the corners and edges, front board with small institutional label to lower edge and remnant of label to upper board, ownership stamps to free endpapers and title from the Bibliothque Officiers de la Garnison de Bruges and 4th Regiment d'infanterie, occasional pencil correction to printed dates, binding solid, contents clean, one folding plan torn at crease with repairs, and lacking final plan.
[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.
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.
New York / London: Macmillan / Pergamon, (1961-1964). 7,424 pp. Illus. with b/w drawings. Sm. 4to. Cloth. First edition. From the Abbe refectometer to the Zwitter Ion, a comprehensive and invaluable reference work with subject and author indices and multilingual glossary in English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, and Japanese. Very good+ copies, ex-lib with accession numbers, otherwise rarely marked; quite clean and lightly used. A nice set.
Washington [D.C.]: Government Printing Office, 1898-1900. 154, 91, 182, 104, 202, 102 pp. 8vo. Three quarter morocco over marbled boards. First edition. Includes both the Register and the mid-year List and Station of the Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the Navy of the United States, including Officers of the Marine Corps, on the Active List, Officers on the Retired List Employed on Active Duty, and Officers Appointed for Temporary Service for the years 1898-1900. Front board nearly detached, leather a bit dry, binding tight, contents near fine.
[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.