Barcelona: Casa Editorial Maucci, 1911. 287 pp. Illus. with 8 b/w drawings. 16mo. Cloth. Secunda edición. Provenance: Copy of Enrique Naranjo Martinez, Colombian Consul in Boston, with his signature, initials and stamps. Hinges starting, owner's name on front board and free front endpaper, stamped on title and free rear endpaper, initials on frontis; leaves browning. A good copy.
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Madrid: Impr. y Estereot. de M. Rivadeneyra, 1865. xix, 1015,  pp. 4to. Later black cloth. First edition. The standard bibliography on Spanish agriculture. Provenance: Bookplate of the Bibliographical Library of William P. Wreden. A very good rebound copy, endpapers foxed else contents near fine. Palau 13253. Spain & Spanish America I, 32. Foulche-Barrau 945. Jones 19.
Sevilla: Imp. de E. Rasco, etc... 1888-1948. 326; xliv, 323; viii, 338; 373; 351; 351; viii, 322 pp. 8vo. Paper wrappers. First editions. "publicado por primera vez en virtud de acuerdo del Excmo. é Ilmo. Sr. deán y cabildo de la Santa Metropolitana y Patriarcal Iglesia de Sevilla bajo la inmediata direccíon de su bibliotecario el ilmo. Sr. Dr. D. Servando Arbolí y Faraudo, con notas bibliográficas del Dr. D. Simón de la Rosa y López." This is the complete set as issued of printed books from the library of Ferdinand Columbus, son of Christopher. Tomo 1: A-B. Imp. de E. Rasco, 1888; 2: C-D. Imp. de E. Rasco, 1891; 3: E-H. Tip. Dias Carballo, 1894; 4: H-L. Impr. de Izopuierdo y Comp., la dir. de Don José Roca y Ponsa; 5: M-P, Imp. de Sobrinos de Izquierdo, la dir. Don José Moreno Maldonado; 6: P-S, Imp. de Sobrinos de Izquierdo; 7: T-Z . Madrid, Consejo sup. de investigacione scientificas, 1948. Notas bibliogr. de D. Simon de la Rosa Lopez y D. Francisco Garcia Madueno, rev. e indices Don Ramon Paz y Remolar. Prologo de D. Joaquin de Entrambasaguas." Provenance: From the library of Alberto Parreño, with his bookplate. Scarce as first editions in original wraps. Spines worn and chipped, some wrappers sunned, reattached on one volume, detached on another, bookplate on half title to one volume, otherwise contents very good. Palau 29407. Jones 447. Parreno Sale 909.
Paris: Editions Auguste Picard, 1927, 1936. 563 pp.; 87 pp. Illus. with 300 b/w reproductions. 4to. Paper wrappers. First edition. No. 2 of 50 copies on pur fil Lafuma. Supplement signed by the author. An important work. First volume with wrappers separated from text block as glue has dried, spine chipped at ends, free endpaper reattached, occasional pencil notations, but still about very good. Supplement near fine in original glassine with some tears.
New York: Library of Columbia College, 1895. xii, , 1139 pp. 4to. New quarterbound cloth over marbled paper covered boards, red morocco labels, top edge gilt. First edition. One of an edition of 1,000 copies printed by the De Vinne press. The Avery Library is the largest collection of its type in the world. This was the first published catalogue of the collection, with over 13,000 books on architecture described; later editions and supplements began appearing in 1958. Edges lightly rubbed else a fine, beautifully bound copy. See Arntzen & Rainwater A58.
Habana: Impr. de P. Massana / Impr. del Tiempo, 1859-61. 225, 2 pp.; 220, 4 pp.; 247, 1 pp. 8vo. Modern quarter speckled calf over green marbled boards, four raised bands, red morocco spine label titled in gilt, marbled endpapers. First edition. "The most important work published by Bachiller y Morales and containing valuable information on the literary history of Cuba," Trelles ("es la obra mas importante publicada por Bachiller y contiene preciosos datos sobre la historia literaria de esta Isla"). These articles -on schools, higher education, the press, literature, historiography, theater, music, biographies; and also containing a complete list of books printed in Cuba from 1724 to 1840- were previously published in various Spanish and Cuban periodicals. Antonio Bachiller y Morales (1812-1889) is considered the father of Cuban literature and Cuban bibliography (Cuba's Librarian Day is celebrated on his birthday). Jose Marti wrote that talking to Bachiller y Morales was like having access to the library in Alexandria. Provenance: Mario Guiral Moreno (1882-1964), essayist and founding member and chairman of the Cuban National Academy of Arts and Letters (his library stamp). A very good copy, title page foxed, owner's stamp on margin, a few small holes to top edge, notations on a few pages, leaves browned and edges foxed, more heavily to the first volume, binding quite fine. A handsome copy of a rare and important work with a distinguished provenance. Palau 21634. Sabin 2608. Trelles IV, p.90. Jones / Medina 667. Parreño sale 1036. Griffin 905.
Los Angeles: Bennett & Marshall & Westernlore Press, 1957, 1967. Frontis, xx, 284 pp.; frontis, xvii, 250 pp. Sm. 4to. Blue cloth, covers stamped in blind, gilt titles, map end-papers. First editions. One of 550 copies. The basic bibliography of Baja. Provenance: From the library of Kenneth E. Hill, with his bookplate. Very good to near fine, small bookplate on front pastedowns, sunning to spine and top edge of volume one.
New York: Hispanic Society of America, 1971. [349-356] pp. Illus. with 1 b/w photo. 8vo. Stapled paper wrappers. Offprint. Reprinted from Hispanic review, vol. 39, No. 3, July, 1971. Describes the career of Clara Louisa Penney in the library of the Hispanic Society of America. A very good unmarked copy.
Boston: Privately Printed (by D.B. Updike at the Merrymount Press), 1910. vi, 82 pp. Sm. 4to. Cloth. First printing. With the bookplate of Charles Knowles Bolton and Ethel Stanwood Bolton, librarian of the Boston Atheneum and a writer respectively. Charles Knowles Bolton has added in his hand on a rear blank: "The author of this book was a friend of mine....said he was a damned scoundrel. I hope this book [gets?] him into heaven, CKB." Covers 397 items. Hard to find. A good copy, 3/4 inch chip to head of spine, small tear to joint, scattered foxing mainly to endpapers, binding solid, leaves clean.
Rio de Janeiro: Livraria São José, 1964. xiv, 322,  pp. Illus. with b/w reproductions. Sm. 4to. Paper wrappers. First edition. Signed by the author. 754 out 1500 copies. "A bibliography of travelers and foreign authors associated with Rio...gives complete bibliographical information for each entry..." Griffin p. 18. Sunned, a bit browned, else a very good copy, some edge wear, crease and light soiling to front and rear wrapper, small tear on fore edge of rear wrapper, contents clean. Griffin 142.
Amecameca: Tip. del Colegio católico, 1883. 321 pp. Illus. with facsims. of title-pages of original (1816-19) editions. 8vo. Half black morocco over marbled boards, four raised bands, titles in gilt. 2. ed. publícala el presbítero br. Fortino Hipolito Vera. The Third of Three volumes. First published in 1816-1819. According to Palau, the sheer volume of the the works that Beristáin de Souza saw but which are no longer available compensates for his less than perfect scholarship. The republication had a long and tortuous history, beginning 1842 but not reaching fruition until 1883. Sabin, quoting Ludewig's "Literature of American Aboriginal Languages" writes: “De Souza, is by far the most important work for the literature of New Spain that has ever been composed. It comprises 3687 biographies, and although, like most Spanish works of the kind, singularly uncritical, yet it is a perfect treasure as regards the cultivation of science and literature in Mexico and the adjacent countries. The work is extremely scarce....” Harrisse, who was no fan of the work, notes that Beristain only lived to see the first 186 pages published, the remainder being composed by his nephew (Bibliotheca Americana Vetustissima, p. xxi). Medina published a fourth volume in 1897. About very good, scuffed along spine, rubbed, small crack along fore edge of rear board, free front endpaper detached. Palau 27964. Leclerc 3068. Jones 2073a. See Sabin 4871.