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.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1931. iii , 133 pp. on double leaves. Illus. with b/w drawings, photos, maps, and extensive facsimiles. 4to. Embroidered and decorated blue cloth with string ties. Bright blue endpapers with black, green, magenta, and gilt decorations. First edition. Boards rubbed and sunned, old call numbers to lower spine (from Economic Assoc.), dampstain to inner margin of frontis not affecting image, overall a good solid copy. Uncommon.
London: James Phillips, 1795, vii, 196 pp. 16mo. Quarter cloth over calf in a cloth slipcase. Later printing. First published in 1756, this is the biography of a Quaker preacher who traveled in the United States from 1702-1706, and from 1726-1728 when he met Elizabeth Hanson, who had been captured by Indians along with her children in 1724; he gives an account of her captivity, which later became a book. Signed on the title page Thos. Stewardson, most likely Thomas Stewardson (1762-1841), a Philadelphia Quaker who was as agent for local and British concerns. New spine with interior joints reinforced with tape, call numbers on spine, usual library stamps, front fly lacking, contemporary handwritten index on rear endpapers, notes to front pastedown obscured by library bookplate, in a later green cloth slipcase. Howes B668; Sabin 7097. ESTCT110717.
Chicago: Published by the Board, 1858. 95 pp. Illus. with 4 folding b/w plates. 8vo. Paper wrappers. First edition. A very good copy, wear at spine ends, repaired tear to spine, lower front wrapper, and title, not affecting any text; a few leaves with offsetting; a few small dark spots and creases to 1 plate, else clean contents. Sabin 12511. Check List of Chicago Ante-Fire Imprints 299.
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.
London: Printed for the Hakluyt Society, 1862. 3, xxv, 168 pp. Illus. with 1 b/w drawing. 8vo. Cloth. First edition. Hakluyt Society, First series: No. 29. Includes accounts of travel in Europe and Peru. The supplementary material includes the 1862 annual report. Spine sunned, head of spine rubbed, small institutional bookplate to front pastedown, owner's nautical bookplate opposite, otherwise a very good unopened copy (uncut but for front matter). Sabin 29367. Lowndes p.81. Spain & Spanish America I: 232. Palau 138318.
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.
Valencia: Librería Maraguat, 1913. xiv, 307 pp.; 358 pp.; 333 pp. Illus. with 30 facsimile plates. 4to. Cloth. First edition. Francisco Rodríguez Mar&i. No. 119 of 500 copies. A magnificent catalogue of 2422 manuscripts described in detail. Palau lists date as 1914. "Magnifier orb, appreciate y escape," (Palau y Dulcet, VI, p. 490). ABPC shows only one copy sold at auction in the last 30 years. Spine scuffed and boards rubbed else very good copies with scattered foxing. Palau 111545.
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.
n.p. n.p. 1879. 8 pp. 8vo. Removed. First edition. Argues in support of maintaining order at the polls and funding the Army to keep the peace in an increasingly conservative south. Samuel Jordan Kirkwood (1813-1894), former Governor of Iowa would become Secretary of the Interior upon Garfield's election. OCLC locates four copies: Huntington, John Hopkins, Rutherford B. Hayes Lib., and Western Reserve. Historical Soc. A very good copy, mail fold.
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]: 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.
Habana: Establecimiento Tipografico de D.M. Soler, 1854-1855. xlxi, 155; 272; 356; 200 pp. 8vo. Modern full brown calf, four raised bands, gilt title, rules and decorations. First edition. A detailed geographical survey of Cuba with an enormous amount of data on topography, water resources, minerals, soil, climate, and natural history -the most complete at that time- undertaken by Esteban Pichardo Tapia (1799-1879), a noted geographer, poet, and lexicographer. Only three complete copies at auction in the last sixty years. A very good copy with chip to headband and minor scuff marks on spine, light foxing on title, leaves browned, first two parts with scattered pencil marginalia. Sabin 62604 (incorrect pagination). Palau 224359. Trelles III, p.279. Parreno Sale 1278. Phillips: Cuba p.18.
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: En la Oficina de Don Benito Cano, 1792. 8 lvs., 252 pp. Illus. with 1 folding table. 4to. Contemporary calf with marbled endpapers, morocco spine label, all edges red. First edition. A major treatise on the laws of inheritance as well an important work on many levels, so much so, that Medina, in his Biblioteca Hispano-Chilena, devoted over eight pages to it. Rezabal y Ugarte provides the history of the court system in the Viceroyalty of Peru; it relates the court system in Peru to that of Spain; it provides an alphabetical list of all titles of nobility in Peru, along with their origins; and it supplies an inventory of all regulations relating to inheritances. The author was one of the most distinguished judges in both Chile and Peru. He became Honorary Judge of the Real Audiencia, Lima, in 1786, having spent some years following 1777, in Santiago de Chile as a criminal judge. At the time he published this classic compilation, he was the Senior Judge of the Royal Audiencia in Cuzco. He was also the author of "Bibliotheca de los escritores que han sido individuos de los seis Colegios Mayores" (Madrid, 1805). Provenance: Bookplate of Ex Museo del Montino. Spine ends worn, part of one compartment chipped, boards scuffed with occasional loss, museum bookplate and penciled accession numbers on front pastedown, binding quite solid, leaves clean, impressions sharp, contents very good. Medina BHC 639; Palau 265986; Sabin 70462. JCB III: 3550. Leclerc 1304. Moreno: Biblioteca peruana I: 1643.
[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.
Wynkoop Hallenback Crawford Co. State Printers, 1899. 1 colored map on 2 joined sheets (102 x 121 cm.). Each map is 32 3/4 x 25 1/2 inches. Cloth with gilt titles, stamped in blind, string tied. First edition. Issued in portfolio (9 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches) with cover title: Map of the Catskill Preserve. Engraved by J.Y. McClintock and W.L. Lawton. Over four feet if joined (scale is 1 inch to 2 miles). Shows patents, lots, names of landowners, and town boundaries subdivided into tracts. Shows street names and railroads. Compiled from "Official Maps and Field Notes on file in the State Departments at Albany, N.Y. by Authority of the Fisheries, Game, and Forest Commission." The first meeting of the Forest Preserve Commission was held on September 23, 1885, and a tabulation of the state ownership did not exist yet; in 1892 the State provided $250 the Forest Commission "for completing the public path leading to the summit of Slide mountain, Ulster County, included within the preserve..." and in a 1893 budget bill (Chapter 726) the State provided $1,000, "For the expenses of examination of title and survey of lands owned by the state on Slide Mountain in Ulster County and other parts of the Catskills..." which lead to the creation of this first map of the Catskill Forest Preserve. Quite detailed and in remarkably good condition. Maps very good, with small splits at corner folds, colors bright, in very good portfolio with small soiled spot on front and some sunning to spine.
New York: Chilmark Press, 1971. xv, 54 pp. Tall 4to. Quarter maroon cloth over marbled boards. First edition thus. "This is the sixth of the Clover Hill editions of the Chilmark Press." No. 119 of 270 copies. Reprint of the ed. printed at Oxford in 1588. Fine in a fine cloth and paper-covered board slipcase.
[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.
Caracas: Caracas, Lit. y Tip. del Comercio, 1924. , ,  pp. Illus. with 256 b/w photo-illustrated plates within printed borders, a few multi-image. Sm. Obl. 4to. Gray paper wrappers, stamped in gilt and decorated in raised colors, tied in red ribbons, deckled fore edge. First edition, Inscribed by "Gral [José Eleazar] López Contreras" to "Coronel Frank E. Harris," who was an Inspector general in the U.S. Army stationed in Panama. José Eleazar López Contreras (1883-1973) was an army general, one of Juan Vicente Gómez's supporters, who would go on to become Minister of War in 1931 and would succeed Gomez upon his death, to become President of Venezuela from 1935 until 1941 (as a side note, it was Contreras who accepted the ships Koenigstein and Caribia which had fled Germany with Jewish refugees during the war). 1924 was the 100th anniversary of Venezuelan independence and Juan Vicente Gómez (1857-1935), who was the leader of Venezuela between 1908 and 1935, sometimes in office and sometimes not, but always in control, wanted to show off the gains in his country, fittingly ending with its petroleum infrastructure. But Gomez was also responsible for its loss of independence, by aiding the undo influence that the United States would gain over Venezuela. According to Rómulo Betancourt, former president of Venezuela "Gomez was something more than a local despot, he was the instrument of foreign control of the Venezuelan economy, the ally and servant of powerful outside interests" (Venezuela: Oil and Politics, Houghton Mifflin, 1979, p. 43). A volume on Venezuela's independence, in a matching format, was published the same day (See our inventory number 43503: Venezuela en la independencia, 1824-1924. Ofrenda del ejército de Venezuela al ejército del Perú en el centenario de la Batalla de Ayacucho). OCLC locates only six institutional holdings: NYPL, LOC, Univ. Colorado, and Univ. Cal. at Berkeley, LA, & N. Reg. A very good or better copy, small tear on rear wrapper, minor edge wear, gift inscription on title page, last three leaves with marginal chip at top corner.
London: Printed for the Hakluyt Society, 1866. 3, ccliii, 596, xcviii pp. Illus with 1 engraved plate, 5 color maps (on 3 folding sheets), and 8 in-text illustrations. 8vo. Original blue cloth stamped in blind, gilt vignette of ship on front boards, spines ruled in blind, gilt titles, yellow endpapers. First edition. Hakluyt Society, First series: No. 36. and No. 37. Vol. I containing the travels of Friar Odoric of Pordenone, 1316-30, and letters and reports from missionary friars from Cathay and India, 1292-1338, in English translation. With a list of 'illustrations from drawings by the author'. This and the following item have continuous main pagination. The supplementary material includes the 1866 annual report. Vol. II: Contemporary notices of Cathay under the Mongols, from Rashiduddin; Pegolotti's notices of the land route to Cathay and of Asiatic trade in the fourteenth century; Marignolli's recollections of eastern travel; Ibn Batt'ta's travels in Bengal and China; the journey of Benedict Goes from Agra to Cathay; all in English translation, with Latin and Italian texts of Odoric's narrative. Eberstadt notes this is the scarcest of the Hakluyt Society publications. Spines sunned, heads with small chips and tears, splits to endpapers at hinges repaired but a bit tender, small institutional bookplate to front pastedowns, owner's nautical bookplate opposite, light foxing on maps, one with a ragged margin from a misfold, otherwise leaves clean and unopened (uncut); a good+ or better set. Cordier, Bibliotheca Sinica 1951. Cox I: 347.