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  • 1707 CONQUISTADOR CORTÉS & the SIEGE OF MEXICO in 1519 w/ NINE ENGRAVED PLATES by Ferndinandes Cortes 1707 CONQUISTADOR CORTÉS & the SIEGE OF MEXICO in 1519 w/ NINE ENGRAVED PLATES
    Ferndinandes Cortes

    Account of the SIEGE OF MEXICO by FERNANDO CORTEZ in 1519, with 9 ENGRAVED PLATES..

    Title: HELDHAFTIGE REYS-TOGTEN TE LAND, Door FERNANDES CORTES in NIEUW-WPANJE, Ter Belegering der Koninklijke Hoofd-Stad MEXICO, Van Tlascala oncernomen in 't Jaar 1519.

    (HEROIC OVERLAND JOURNEY, By FERNANDES CORTES in NEW SPAIN, to ATTACK the Royal Capital MEXICO, Tlaxcala, in The Year 1519.)

    TE LEYDEN (LEIDEN), PIETER VANDER Aa, Boekverkoper (Bookseller), [1707]. First Dutch edition. TEXT IN DUTCH.

    An early Dutch translation of the Spanish work first printed in Madrid, 1601. Also published by Pieter Vander Aa as part of his monumental work: Naaukeurige Versameling der Gedenk-Waardigste Zee en Land-Reysen na Oost en West-Indien (Collection of the Most Memorable Sea and Land Voyages to the…

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    Account of the SIEGE OF MEXICO by FERNANDO CORTEZ in 1519, with 9 ENGRAVED PLATES..

    Title: HELDHAFTIGE REYS-TOGTEN TE LAND, Door FERNANDES CORTES in NIEUW-WPANJE, Ter Belegering der Koninklijke Hoofd-Stad MEXICO, Van Tlascala oncernomen in 't Jaar 1519.

    (HEROIC OVERLAND JOURNEY, By FERNANDES CORTES in NEW SPAIN, to ATTACK the Royal Capital MEXICO, Tlaxcala, in The Year 1519.)

    TE LEYDEN (LEIDEN), PIETER VANDER Aa, Boekverkoper (Bookseller), [1707]. First Dutch edition. TEXT IN DUTCH.

    An early Dutch translation of the Spanish work first printed in Madrid, 1601. Also published by Pieter Vander Aa as part of his monumental work: Naaukeurige Versameling der Gedenk-Waardigste Zee en Land-Reysen na Oost en West-Indien (Collection of the Most Memorable Sea and Land Voyages to the East and West Indies).

    FOLIO, 9x13.75 inches (23x34.5cm), 96 numbered double columns (48 pages) + 5 page "Register" at the rear. Bound in modern marbled paper covered boards with a printed title label on front cover.

    ILLUSTRATED with NINE ENGRAVED PLATES. The plates are in-text and measure 5x6.5 - 5.5x7.25 inches (12.5x16.5 - 14x18.5 cm).

    VERY GOOD condition, the covers are solid and attractive; the bound in pages have light foxing here and there, overall bright, clean and unmarked. One of the nicest copies of this book and map that I have seen.

    Identified by Palau (Palau 114311).

    About CORTES (from Wikipedia):

    Hernán Cortés de Monroy y Pizarro Altamirano, 1st Marquess of the Valley of Oaxaca, b.1485 d.1547, was a Spanish conquistador who led an expedition that caused the fall of the Aztec Empire and brought large portions of what is now mainland Mexico under the rule of the King of Castile in the early 16th century. Cortés was part of the generation of Spanish explorers and conquistadors who began the first phase of the Spanish colonization of the Americas.

    About Pieter van der Aa, Engraver and Publisher (from Wikipedia):

    ******Pieter van der Aa, b.1659 d.1733, was a Dutch publisher and engraver best known for preparing maps and atlases, though he also printed editions of foreign and illustrated books. He also printed many maps...His ambition to become Leiden's most famous printer was fulfilled in 1715 with his appointment to head printer for the city and its university...His Dutch collection of travels to the East and West Indies were published as improvements of earlier printings.******

    About PALAU, Bibliographer (from Wikipedia):

    ******Antoni Palau Dulcet, b.1867 d.1954, bookseller and bibliographer, best known as the author of an indispensable Manual del librero hispano-americano (Handbook of the Spanish-American bookseller). In its second edition it consisted of 28 volumes published between 1948 and 1977 and seven volumes of indices between 1981 and 1987 by Agustín Palau Claveras with: Alphabetical title materials, corrections and additions connections, a total of 35 volumes.******

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  • 1771 INDIANS OF ECUADOR - SPANISH CONQUISTADOR PRIEST'S GUIDE for the ADMINISTRATION of NATIVE INDIANS - Obispo de Quito by SENOR DON ALONSO DE LA PEÑA MONTENEGRO, Obispo del Obispado de San Francisco de Quito 1771 INDIANS OF ECUADOR - SPANISH CONQUISTADOR PRIEST'S GUIDE for the ADMINISTRATION of NATIVE INDIANS - Obispo de Quito
    SENOR DON ALONSO DE LA PEÑA MONTENEGRO, Obispo del Obispado de San Francisco de Quito

    ITINERARIO PARA PÁRROCOS DE INDIOS En Que Se Tratan Las Materias mas Particulares Tocantes a Ellos Para su BUENA ADMINISTRACIÓN... Compuesto por... SENOR DON ALONSO DE LA PEÑA MONTENEGRO, Obispo del Obispado de San Francisco de Quito...

    (PASTORS' GUIDE for the GOOD ADMINISTRATION of INDIANS... Composed by DON ALONSO DE LA PENA MONTENEGRO, Bishop of the Diocese of San Francisco de Quito...)

    EN MADRID: En la Oficina de Pedro Marin, 1771. Nueva Edicion, Purgada de Muchisimos Hierros (New Edition, Purged of Numerous Errors). TEXT IN SPANISH.

    VELLUM BOUND, limp vellum , five cord spine bands, manuscript title on spine (mostly faded), 8x12 inches (20cm x 30cm), Pagination: [2] blank free endpaper, [32], 612 pages.

    CONDITION: The…

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    ITINERARIO PARA PÁRROCOS DE INDIOS En Que Se Tratan Las Materias mas Particulares Tocantes a Ellos Para su BUENA ADMINISTRACIÓN... Compuesto por... SENOR DON ALONSO DE LA PEÑA MONTENEGRO, Obispo del Obispado de San Francisco de Quito...

    (PASTORS' GUIDE for the GOOD ADMINISTRATION of INDIANS... Composed by DON ALONSO DE LA PENA MONTENEGRO, Bishop of the Diocese of San Francisco de Quito...)

    EN MADRID: En la Oficina de Pedro Marin, 1771. Nueva Edicion, Purgada de Muchisimos Hierros (New Edition, Purged of Numerous Errors). TEXT IN SPANISH.

    VELLUM BOUND, limp vellum , five cord spine bands, manuscript title on spine (mostly faded), 8x12 inches (20cm x 30cm), Pagination: [2] blank free endpaper, [32], 612 pages.

    CONDITION: The vellum covers are soiled, darkened, rubbed, missing a half-dollar size piece at the upper rear corner, and well creased (as normal for limp vellum); nonetheless the vellum covers remain quite lovely in a Harry Potter Hogwarts' Library way. Internally, the front and rear inner hinges are split but holding with the cord binding; the bottom half of the last two leaves (pages 609/610 and 611/612) is roughly torn off; the rear free endpaper is lacking, and the rear pastedown is mostly lacking; there is chipping to the bottom corner of the first few pages, not affecting text; light foxing and some age spotting here and there throughout; otherwise the inner pages are nice, complete, tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    Contents:

    LIBRO PRIMERO En que se Trata de la Elección y Canónica Institución del Párroco, y de todas las demás obligaciones que tiene el Doctrinero.

    LIBRO SEGUNDO De la Naturaleza y costumbres de los indios.

    LIBRO TERCERO En que se Trata de los Sacramentos - del Bautismo, La Confirmación - Del dolor que es parte material del Sacramento de la Penitencia, De la Confesión, Del Confesor, De la Satisfacción Sacramental que es el tercer acto Penitente, Del Inefable Sacramento de la Eucaristía, Del Sacramento de la Extremaunción, Del Sacramento del Orden, Del Sacramento del Matrimonio, De los Grados de Consanguinidad, Afinidad, y Cognación Espiritual y Dispensación en ellos.

    LIBRO CUARTO De los Preceptos de la Iglesia y de la Ley Natural que deben Guardar los Indios .

    LIBRO QUINTO En que se Trata de los Privilegios que tienen los Señores Arzobispos y Obispos, los Regulares, y los Indios en estas partes. Y de los Visitadores y modo como se han de portar en las visitas de los Indios y sus Doctrineros. De la conciencia errónea muy ordinaria en los Indios, y de algunas cuestiones misceláneas.

    The Original Limp Vellum Binding makes this an especially attractive copy of this rare book.

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  • 1796 CAPTAIN JOHN MEARES - TRAVELS FROM CHINA to the NORTHWEST COAST OF AMERICA in 1788 and 1789 - 3 VOLUMES w/ 17 PLATES by John Meares 1796 CAPTAIN JOHN MEARES - TRAVELS FROM CHINA to the NORTHWEST COAST OF AMERICA in 1788 and 1789 - 3 VOLUMES w/ 17 PLATES
    John Meares

    VIAGGI DALLA CHINA ALLA COSTA NORD-OVEST D'AMERICA FATTI NEGLI ANNI 1788 e 1789 - DAL CAPITANO G. MEARES.

    (TRAVELS FROM CHINA TO THE NORTHWEST COAST OF AMERICA MADE IN THE YEARS 1788 and 1789 - BY CAPTAIN G. MEARES.)

    Prima Traduzione Italiana. (First Italian Edition.)

    Published by Giovacchino Pagani, Firenze (Florence), MDCCXCVI (1796). First Italian, one of two editions published in the same year (the other was published in Naples).

    Originally published in England in 1790, then France in 1794. This First Italian Edition had the ENGRAVINGS REDONE by a FLORENTINE ARTIST, and the engraved plates were made a part of the volumes. SCARCE with the GORGEOUS FLORENTINE PLATES.

    This auction is for THREE of FOUR…

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    VIAGGI DALLA CHINA ALLA COSTA NORD-OVEST D'AMERICA FATTI NEGLI ANNI 1788 e 1789 - DAL CAPITANO G. MEARES.

    (TRAVELS FROM CHINA TO THE NORTHWEST COAST OF AMERICA MADE IN THE YEARS 1788 and 1789 - BY CAPTAIN G. MEARES.)

    Prima Traduzione Italiana. (First Italian Edition.)

    Published by Giovacchino Pagani, Firenze (Florence), MDCCXCVI (1796). First Italian, one of two editions published in the same year (the other was published in Naples).

    Originally published in England in 1790, then France in 1794. This First Italian Edition had the ENGRAVINGS REDONE by a FLORENTINE ARTIST, and the engraved plates were made a part of the volumes. SCARCE with the GORGEOUS FLORENTINE PLATES.

    This auction is for THREE of FOUR VOLUMES - Volumes II, III and IV. LACKING VOLUME I.

    Original Wrappers, paper title labels on spines, 5x7.5 inches. TEXT in ITALIAN.

    Pagination:

    Volume II : XV + 212 pages. ILLUSTRATED WITH 7 PLATES, including 1 that folds-open. The plates are each printed on their own unnumbered leaf.

    Volume III : X + 238 pages. ILLUSTRATED WITH 1 FOLD-OPEN PLATE.

    Volume IV : [4] + VIII + 276 pages. ILLUSTRATED WITH 9 PLATES, including 2 that fold-open.

    THE PAGES AND PLATES HAVE BEEN CAREFULLY COLLATED. THESE BOOKS ARE COMPLETE, ALL PLATES ARE PRESENT AND IN THEIR PROPER ORDER. THERE ARE 17 PLATES IN TOTAL IN THESE THREE VOLUMES.

    There is a 1.5x3.5 inch label pasted onto the inside front cover of Volume II that reads: "MEARES, JOHN. Viaggi dalla China... Firenzi, 1796. Vols. 2-4 only. Lacks Vol. 1. 1st ed. In Italian. Orig. wraps."

    Condition: The original wrappers on these three volumes are mostly chipped off at the spine, exposing the signatures beneath, have chips and tears at the edges, a few holes, creases, smudges, general aging and wear, etc; the front wrapper and front free endpaper of Volume IV are disbound (i.e. present but laid-on loosely); the front wrapper of Volume IV also has its top margin and bottom front corners torn away (i.e. it is missing large pieces). Internally, there are corner creases, some corner tears, some spotting here and there, a few pages with light edge stains, a bit of foxing here and there, some page toning, splits between some signatures (always still holding well with the sewn binding); but overall the inner pages are incredibly well-kept, still complete, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. THE PLATES ARE GORGEOUS.

    A WONDERFUL SET OF 3 (of 4) VOLUMES of this SCARCE WORK, COMPLETE and in ORIGINAL WRAPPERS.

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  • 1850 GEOGRAPHIC DICTIONARY of PORTUGUESE OVERSEAS PROVINCES & ISLANDS / DICCIONARIO GEOGRAPHICO DAS PROVINCIAS E POSSESSOES PORTUGUEZAS NO ULTRAMAR by Jose Maria de Souza Monteiro 1850 GEOGRAPHIC DICTIONARY of PORTUGUESE OVERSEAS PROVINCES & ISLANDS / DICCIONARIO GEOGRAPHICO DAS PROVINCIAS E POSSESSOES PORTUGUEZAS NO ULTRAMAR
    Jose Maria de Souza Monteiro

    DICCIONARIO GEOGRAPHICO DAS PROVINCIAS E POSSESSÕES PORTUGUEZAS NO ULTRAMAR.

    Em que se descrevem as ilhas, e pontos continentaes que actualmente possue a corôa portugueza, e se dão muitas outras noticias dos habitantes, sua historia, costumes, religiões e commercio. Precedido de uma introducção geographico, politico, estatistico, historica de Portugal. Por Joze Maria de Souza Monteiro, Cavalleiro da Ordem de Nossa Senhora da Conceição, e Secretario Geral Honorario da Provincia de Cabo-Verde, etc. etc.

    TEXT ENTIRELY IN PORTUGUESE.

    (GEOGRAPHIC DICTIONARY OF PORTUGUESE OVERSEAS PROVINCES AND POSSESSIONS.

    In which the islands and continental places that the Portuguese Crown currently possesses are described, including information about the inhabitants, their history, customs, religions and commerce. Preceded by a geographical, political, statistical and historical…

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    DICCIONARIO GEOGRAPHICO DAS PROVINCIAS E POSSESSÕES PORTUGUEZAS NO ULTRAMAR.

    Em que se descrevem as ilhas, e pontos continentaes que actualmente possue a corôa portugueza, e se dão muitas outras noticias dos habitantes, sua historia, costumes, religiões e commercio. Precedido de uma introducção geographico, politico, estatistico, historica de Portugal. Por Joze Maria de Souza Monteiro, Cavalleiro da Ordem de Nossa Senhora da Conceição, e Secretario Geral Honorario da Provincia de Cabo-Verde, etc. etc.

    TEXT ENTIRELY IN PORTUGUESE.

    (GEOGRAPHIC DICTIONARY OF PORTUGUESE OVERSEAS PROVINCES AND POSSESSIONS.

    In which the islands and continental places that the Portuguese Crown currently possesses are described, including information about the inhabitants, their history, customs, religions and commerce. Preceded by a geographical, political, statistical and historical introduction of Portugal. By Jose Maria de Souza Monteiro, Knight of the Order of Nossa Senhora da Conceição, and Honorary General Secretary of the Province of Cabo-Verde, etc. etc.)

    Published by Typographia Lisbonense, Lisboa (Lisbon,Portugal), 1850.

    Hardcovers, leather covered spine and marbled paper covered boards, spine titled and decorated in gilt, 5.5x8 inches 14x20 cm), 539 + [4] pages. Small Errata at the end of the final page of text.

    GOOD condition: The covers are worn through at the corners and edges, worn at the spine ends, and have some scrapes, but remain sturdy and attractive. Internally, the pages are lightly used, still tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid, nice copy.

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  • 1875 CHRONICLE of SHAOYANG COUNTY, CHINA - SIX VOLUMES Shaoyang Xian Zhi 1875 CHRONICLE of SHAOYANG COUNTY, CHINA - SIX VOLUMES Shaoyang Xian Zhi

    Shaoyang Xian Zhi. A Gazetteer / Chronicle of Shaoyang County, Hunan Province, China.

    Printed by Da Zhan Letterpress, printing bureau of Shaoyang, 1875 (1st year of Guang Xu, Qing Dynasty). First edition. TEXT in CHINESE.

    Six volumes, wrappers, 5.25x8.5 inches (13.5x21 cm). Four of the volumes have several sections, each paginated separately. Pagination: Volume One: 2, 46, 20, 30, 26 pp; Volume Two: 34, 37, 26, 36 pp; Volume Three: 76, 47 pp.; Volume Four: 120 pp.; Volume Five: 108 pp.; Volume 6: 96, 5 pp.

    The previous owner left a couple typed notes (with some handwritten additions) that describe the contents of the volume as follows:

    Vol. 1: Tome 1: Harvest; Tome 2: Landscape; Tome 3: Construction; Tome…

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    Shaoyang Xian Zhi. A Gazetteer / Chronicle of Shaoyang County, Hunan Province, China.

    Printed by Da Zhan Letterpress, printing bureau of Shaoyang, 1875 (1st year of Guang Xu, Qing Dynasty). First edition. TEXT in CHINESE.

    Six volumes, wrappers, 5.25x8.5 inches (13.5x21 cm). Four of the volumes have several sections, each paginated separately. Pagination: Volume One: 2, 46, 20, 30, 26 pp; Volume Two: 34, 37, 26, 36 pp; Volume Three: 76, 47 pp.; Volume Four: 120 pp.; Volume Five: 108 pp.; Volume 6: 96, 5 pp.

    The previous owner left a couple typed notes (with some handwritten additions) that describe the contents of the volume as follows:

    Vol. 1: Tome 1: Harvest; Tome 2: Landscape; Tome 3: Construction; Tome 4: School.

    Vol. 2: Tome 5: Ancestral Temple; Tome 6: Finance; Tome 7: Officials; Tome 8: Election.

    Vol. 3. Political, Academic, and Meritorious Personages.

    Vol. 4: Moral Personages.

    Vol. 5: Examples, women.

    Vol. 6: Miscellaneous.

    FAIR Condition: the wrappers are chipped, worn along the edges, and have tears of various lengths; many of the wrappers are disbound, the rest tenderly attached; the front cover of Volume One has been replaced with a blank (same paper as the other wrappers but no printed title), has a long tear, and is detached along with a few of its initial leaves; the spine covering of all the volumes has perished; overall the wrappers are weary and tender but present. Internally, the pages are age toned, have some edgewear, edge chips, tears, and faint dampstaining; some of the early and latter pages of various volumes are disbound but present; the paper is fragile and chips easily, so small fragments come off with handling. Please handle this treasure with care. Despite the flaws, this is a complete and very rare set of these six volumes.

    SCARCE original source documents. This is the only 19th century chronicle of Shaoyang County that I have ever seen.

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  • 1891 Photograph Album EARLY CASCADE MOUNTAIN EXPEDITIONS 26 Original Albumen Photos Mt. RAINER & Mt. BAKER by Amsden & Clark 1891 Photograph Album EARLY CASCADE MOUNTAIN EXPEDITIONS 26 Original Albumen Photos Mt. RAINER & Mt. BAKER
    Amsden & Clark

    1891 Photo Album with 26 Original Albumen Photographs Depicting Two Significant Mountaineering Expeditions Summiting both Mount Rainier in 1890 and Mount Baker in 1891, and Early Images of the Cascade Mining District circa 1890. The pioneering photographers were William Oscar Amsden (1862-1942) and Hobart Clark of Seattle. These photographs are of historical importance for a number of reasons: the Mount Baker Series were the first photographs taken at the top of the summit; The Mount Rainier Series was crucial in marshaling support for establishing Mount Rainier as a National Park (this expedition included Fay Fuller who was the first woman to summit Mount Rainier); the Cascade Mining Series depict one of the oldest mining districts in Northern Washington, discovered by…

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    1891 Photo Album with 26 Original Albumen Photographs Depicting Two Significant Mountaineering Expeditions Summiting both Mount Rainier in 1890 and Mount Baker in 1891, and Early Images of the Cascade Mining District circa 1890. The pioneering photographers were William Oscar Amsden (1862-1942) and Hobart Clark of Seattle. These photographs are of historical importance for a number of reasons: the Mount Baker Series were the first photographs taken at the top of the summit; The Mount Rainier Series was crucial in marshaling support for establishing Mount Rainier as a National Park (this expedition included Fay Fuller who was the first woman to summit Mount Rainier); the Cascade Mining Series depict one of the oldest mining districts in Northern Washington, discovered by the Rouse brothers who made the first major discovery of ores on the edge of Doubtful Lake.

    Photograph Album. Oblong, textured brown cloth covered boards, 12.75" x 10", lace bound, embossed gilt printing on the cover, 26 board leaves, the photographs range from 9" x 7" to 9.75" x 7.5", mounted on 11.5" x 9.75 cream board, 25 of the photographs are mounted on one leaf, one is mounted on a verso. Captions at the bottom in the negative. GOOD CONDITION: wear/staining to the covers, spine covering tearing at the margins but still holding, gilt remains bright, internally, waviness, light shorelining and light foxing to the boards. The photographs are mostly clean, clear and legible, some toning, fading, a few small stains/abrasions. Scarce.

    MOUNT RAINIER SERIES: Photographs documenting the glaciers, summit, and natural scenery of the 1890 Mt. Rainier summit bound expedition led by Reverend Ernest C. Smith. The party included Fay Fuller, Leonard Longmire, William O. Amsden, and Robert R. Parrish. Fay Fuller was the first woman to ascend Mount Rainier. Amsden had a heavy 8x10 camera. Shortly after the climb Amsden produced his series of Mount Rainier photographs. Expedition leader Smith wrote of the series "Amsden's photographs have a historic interest. Without them there would have been no illustrated lecture in Washington at the crucial time for the proposed park."

    this underscores how the Mount Rainier National Park idea was rooted in the physical and aesthetic experience of climbing the mountain. The arguments that were marshaled in support of Mount Rainier National Park during the 1890s helped shape the national park idea at a crucial time.

    CASCADE MINING DISTRICT SERIES: Photographs document the mines, miners, and natural scenery of the mining district. The Cascade Mining District is one of the oldest mining districts in northern Western Washington, dating its formal organization to September, 1889. Prospectors George Rouse and John Rouse, traveling from the west over Cascade Pass made the first major discovery when they located ores on the edge of Doubtful Lake.

    MOUNT BAKER SERIES: Photographs document the ascent of Mt. Baker led by Valentine V. Lowe in June-July 1891. Photos include: men with alpenstocks amongst trees; men waving flag and hats on summit. The expedition party included photographer William O. Amsden, Henry Lowe, Ed. Whitstruck, Percival J. Parris, G. W. Smith, Tom Scatbo, and photographer Hobert Clark. These photographs are the first ever made with a camera on the top of Mt. Baker.

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  • 1903 GILBERT ISLAND - GILBERTESE LANGUAGE GUIDE for MINISTERS - GILBERTESE TEXT- Printed in Kosrae, Micronesia by Irving Monroe Channon 1903 GILBERT ISLAND - GILBERTESE LANGUAGE GUIDE for MINISTERS - GILBERTESE TEXT- Printed in Kosrae, Micronesia
    Irving Monroe Channon

    Te Nakoa Ni Minita Ke Reirei Aika Tenua Ni Buoka Te Minita N Ana Makuri. Gilbertese language guide for Gilbert Islands ministers. Compiled by I M. Channon (Irving Monroe Channon), a Minister in Micronesia and a founder of Silliman University Divinity School in the Philippines.

    Published by Mission Press, Kusaiei (now Kosrae), Micronesia, 1903.

    A rare, early study of Gilbertese, a language spoken almost exclusively on the Gilbert Islands. Written as a guide for missionaries preaching there.

    Hardcovers, marbled paper covered boards with cloth covered spine and corners, 5x7.5 inches. Pagination: [8], 100 pages.

    Condition: Ex the Pacific School of Religion library, with the school's bookplate on the front pastedown, a shelving label on the front cover, a few…

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    Te Nakoa Ni Minita Ke Reirei Aika Tenua Ni Buoka Te Minita N Ana Makuri. Gilbertese language guide for Gilbert Islands ministers. Compiled by I M. Channon (Irving Monroe Channon), a Minister in Micronesia and a founder of Silliman University Divinity School in the Philippines.

    Published by Mission Press, Kusaiei (now Kosrae), Micronesia, 1903.

    A rare, early study of Gilbertese, a language spoken almost exclusively on the Gilbert Islands. Written as a guide for missionaries preaching there.

    Hardcovers, marbled paper covered boards with cloth covered spine and corners, 5x7.5 inches. Pagination: [8], 100 pages.

    Condition: Ex the Pacific School of Religion library, with the school's bookplate on the front pastedown, a shelving label on the front cover, a few ink stamps, scrapes and remnants of card pockets on the rear endpapers, and a few other ex-library marks. Ex-lib aside the book is in GOOD condition, gently used, still complete, tight, bright, clean and clear. A solid, nice copy.

    DEACCESSION / PROVENANCE NOTE: There is a stamp at the bottom of the library bookplate that reads: "PSR / Released 2013". It is interesting to note that in the year 2000 the Pacific School of Religion founded an institute devoted exclusively to the study of Pacific Asian religion (the PANA Institute). The university acquired a number of important and scarce books for the institute. However, PANA was placed on indefinite hiatus (i.e. shut down) in 2009 due to budgetary concerns, and many of its rare books were deaccessioned.

    WorldCat identifies only 3 copies, including the ones at Yale and Oberlin.

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  • 1913 FRENCH ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION *SIGNED & INSCRIBED* CETACEANS WHALES 15 PLATES Antarctica by DR. JEAN CHARCOT and Dr. Jacques Liouville 1913 FRENCH ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION *SIGNED & INSCRIBED* CETACEANS WHALES 15 PLATES Antarctica
    DR. JEAN CHARCOT and Dr. Jacques Liouville

    DEUXIÈME EXPÉDITION ANTARCTIQUE FRANÇAISE (1908-1910) COMMANDÉE par le DR. JEAN CHARCOT. Sciences Naturelles : Documents Scientifiques. CÉTACÉS DE L'ANTARCTIQUE (Baleinoptéres, Ziphiidés, Delphinidés), par le DR. J. LIOUVILLE, Naturaliste et Médecin de l'Expédition.

    (SECOND FRENCH ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION (1908-1910) COMMANDED by DR. JEAN CHARCOT. Natural Sciences: Scientific Papers. ANTARCTIC CETACEANS (Balaenoptera, Ziphiidae, Delphinidae), by DR. J. LIOUVILLE, Naturalist and Doctor of the Expedition.)

    PARIS: Masson et Compagnie, 1913. First Edition.

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED on the half-title page by Dr. JACQUES LIOUVILLE to the famous Biologist and Mathematician D'ARCY WENTWORTH THOMPSON:

    "To / Professor D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson Esq. / With the author's best compliments / Jacq. Liouville / 1914 / Member International Congress of Zoology".

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    DEUXIÈME EXPÉDITION ANTARCTIQUE FRANÇAISE (1908-1910) COMMANDÉE par le DR. JEAN CHARCOT. Sciences Naturelles : Documents Scientifiques. CÉTACÉS DE L'ANTARCTIQUE (Baleinoptéres, Ziphiidés, Delphinidés), par le DR. J. LIOUVILLE, Naturaliste et Médecin de l'Expédition.

    (SECOND FRENCH ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION (1908-1910) COMMANDED by DR. JEAN CHARCOT. Natural Sciences: Scientific Papers. ANTARCTIC CETACEANS (Balaenoptera, Ziphiidae, Delphinidae), by DR. J. LIOUVILLE, Naturalist and Doctor of the Expedition.)

    PARIS: Masson et Compagnie, 1913. First Edition.

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED on the half-title page by Dr. JACQUES LIOUVILLE to the famous Biologist and Mathematician D'ARCY WENTWORTH THOMPSON:

    "To / Professor D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson Esq. / With the author's best compliments / Jacq. Liouville / 1914 / Member International Congress of Zoology".

    Tipped on to the same half-title page is Liouville's card which states: "35 rue de l'Université (VIIe), Paris / DOCTEUR JACQUES LIOUVILLE / Lauréat de la Faculté de Médecine / Médecin et Naturaliste de l'Expédition Antarctique française."

    Professionally rebound in Hardcovers, green cloth covered boards, gilt titling to the spine, 9x11 inches. Pagination: vi, 276 pages plus 15 plates at the rear.

    ILLUSTRATED with 15 gorgeous plates, a frontispiece map, and some in text illustrations, graphs and charts. Most of the plates have had their tissue guards removed.

    VERY GOOD condition, just lightly used, still tight, bright, clean and unmarked. The few tissue guards that are still on the plates are toned, not affecting the plates themselves.

    A RARE SIGNED and INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION ASSOCIATION COPY.

    About JACQUES LIOUVILLE (from Wikipedia):

    ******Jacques Liouville, b.1879 d.1960, was a French doctor, naturalist, oceanographer and explorer. He took part in the second French Antarctic Expedition (1908-1910) alongside HIS UNCLE, the FAMOUS EXPLORER JEAN-BAPTISTE CHARCOT. Liouville was the Director of the Institut Scientifique Chérifien from 1920 to 1937.******

    About D'ARCY WENTWORTH THOMPSON (from Wikipedia):

    ******Sir D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson CB FRS FRSE, b.1860 d.1948, was a Scottish biologist, mathematician and classics scholar. He was a pioneer of mathematical and theoretical biology, traveled on expeditions to the Bering Strait and held the position of Professor of Natural History at University College, Dundee for 32 years, then at St Andrews for 31 years. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, was knighted, and received the Darwin Medal and the Daniel Giraud Elliot Medal.

    Thompson is remembered as the author of the 1917 book On Growth and Form, which led the way for the scientific explanation of morphogenesis, the process by which patterns and body structures are formed in plants and animals. His description of the mathematical beauty of nature, and the mathematical basis of the forms of animals and plants, stimulated thinkers as diverse as Julian Huxley, C. H. Waddington, Alan Turing, René Thom, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Eduardo Paolozzi, Le Corbusier, Christopher Alexander and Mies van der Rohe.

    Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1916, elected an International member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1928, knighted in 1937 and received the Gold Medal of the Linnean Society in 1938. In 1941, he was elected to the American Philosophical Society. He was awarded the Darwin Medal in 1946. For his revised On Growth and Form, he was awarded the Daniel Giraud Elliot Medal from the United States National Academy of Sciences in 1942. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1885, and was active in the Society over many years, serving as president from 1934 to 1939.******

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  • 1934 R. Reynell Bellamy MIXED BLISS IN MELANESIA w/ PHOTOS & MAP First Ed. RARE by R. Reynell Bellamy 1934 R. Reynell Bellamy MIXED BLISS IN MELANESIA w/ PHOTOS & MAP First Ed. RARE
    R. Reynell Bellamy

    MIXED BLISS IN MELANESIA, by R. REYNELL BELLAMY. Copy of THE EARL OF BELMORE, with his Signature "The Earl of Belmore" and his handwritten date "July 7th / 34" at the top of the front free endpaper. Published by John Long, Limited, LONDON, 1934. First Edition, as indicated by the date 1934 on the title page, with no indication of additional printings on the copyright page. Hardcover book, maroon cloth covered boards, gilt design on the front cover, gilt lettering on the spine, 6.5" x 9", 286 pages. Contains 29 b&w illustrations, consisting of a frontispiece photo, 15 photographic plates (most with 2 photos per page), and a map at the rear. VERY GOOD condition. spine is lightly sunned, cover…

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    MIXED BLISS IN MELANESIA, by R. REYNELL BELLAMY. Copy of THE EARL OF BELMORE, with his Signature "The Earl of Belmore" and his handwritten date "July 7th / 34" at the top of the front free endpaper. Published by John Long, Limited, LONDON, 1934. First Edition, as indicated by the date 1934 on the title page, with no indication of additional printings on the copyright page. Hardcover book, maroon cloth covered boards, gilt design on the front cover, gilt lettering on the spine, 6.5" x 9", 286 pages. Contains 29 b&w illustrations, consisting of a frontispiece photo, 15 photographic plates (most with 2 photos per page), and a map at the rear. VERY GOOD condition. spine is lightly sunned, cover corner tips and spine ends show a bit of wear, there is a bb-size indent to the top edge of the front cover, there is some offsetting to the half title page (the Earl of Belmore's signature and date on the front free endpaper have nicely offset in white on to the half title page too), there is a bit of foxing to the page edges and to the first and last few pages. Overall just lightly used and still tight, bright, clean and unmarked. MIXED BLISS IN MELANESIA is considered by some to be one of the best travel books ever written. It has become SCARCE, much more so than so than the other book by Bellamy titled The Real South Seas. I could not find a single copy for sale online, and it has been forever since I have seen another copy. Wonderful SCARCE first edition, with the nice association to THE EARL OF BELMORE.

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  • 1972 Soundings Map APPROACHES TO HIROSHIMA Japan Naikai Inland Sea Hiroshima Wan 30x42" 1972 Soundings Map APPROACHES TO HIROSHIMA Japan Naikai Inland Sea Hiroshima Wan 30x42"

    SOUNDINGS MAP in Fathoms. JAPAN NAIKAI (Inland Sea) HIROSHIMA WAN - APPROACHES TO HIROSHIMA. From Japanese surveys to 1947, with additions from Japanese Charts to 1963. 30x42 inches. Published by the U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office under the Authority of the Secretary of the Navy, Washington D.C. Third Edition 1970, with an added ink stamp at the bottom noting changes through 1972. "Reproduction of Chinese Chart No. 341A, edition of Mar. 1969, with minor modifications in accordance with agreement of 1968 between the Republic of China Naval Hydrographic Office and the U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office." GOOD condition. Folded, just lightly used. The map number 97269 is written on the blank backside. Will be shipped rolled in a sturdy mailing tube.

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  • 1972 Soundings Map LIEN-YUN CHIANG China East Coast 30x42" 1972 Soundings Map LIEN-YUN CHIANG China East Coast 30x42"

    SOUNDINGS MAP in Fathoms. China East Coast LIEN-YUN CHIANG. From a Japanese survey in 1938. 30x42 inches. Published by the U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office under the Authority of the Secretary of the Navy, Washington D.C. Revised Edition 1968, with an added ink stamp at the bottom noting changes through Feb. 1972. GOOD condition. Folded, just lightly used. The map number 94281 is written on the blank backside. Will be shipped rolled in a sturdy mailing tube.

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  • A SUMMER OF TRAVEL IN THE HIGH SIERRA, Joseph N. LeConte, Ansel Adams Limited Edtion #681/1000 by Joseph LeConte, with Preface by Ansel Adams A SUMMER OF TRAVEL IN THE HIGH SIERRA, Joseph N. LeConte, Ansel Adams Limited Edtion #681/1000
    Joseph LeConte, with Preface by Ansel Adams

    A SUMMER OF TRAVEL IN THE HIGH SIERRA, by Joseph N. LeConte. Preface by Ansel Adams. Introduction and Notes by Shirley Sargent.

    Published by Lewis Osborne, Ashland, Oregon, 1972. Limited to only 1000 copies, this being copy 681, as stated on the Limitation Page.

    Hardcover book in dustjacket, cloth covered boards, gilt titles on the front cover and spine, 5.5x9 inches, 144 pages.

    Condition: FINE book in a FINE dustjacket. Looks and feels as new. (The dj was trimmed 1/4 inch too short, as issued.)

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  • ARAB FOLK THEATER IN CAIRO IN 1909 Arabisches Volkstheater in Kairo im Jahre 1909 ARABIC & GERMAN TEXT by Manfred Woidich and Jacob M. Landau ARAB FOLK THEATER IN CAIRO IN 1909 Arabisches Volkstheater in Kairo im Jahre 1909 ARABIC & GERMAN TEXT
    Manfred Woidich and Jacob M. Landau

    Arabisches Volkstheater in Kairo im Jahre 1909 : Ahmad ilFar und seine Schwänke / herausgegeben, übersetzt und eingeführt von Manfred Woidich und Jacob M. Landau.

    (Arab Folk Theater in Cairo in 1909: Ahmad ilFar and his Cohorts / Compiled, Translated and Introduced by Manfred Woidich and Jacob M. Landau.)

    Text in GERMAN and ARABIC on facing pages (no English).

    Published in Beirut, Lebanon, for Franz Steiner Verlag, Stuttgart, Germany, 1993. Volume 38 in the series Bibliotheca Islamica.

    Rebound in sturdy hardcovers with the original wrappers bound in, 6.5x9.5 inches, 489 pages.

    VERY GOOD condition: There is the number "16" written on the front free endpaper, otherwise tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid, presentable copy.

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  • CAPRAROLA, ITALY Large Format Illustrated HISTORICAL ATLAS Published ROME 1986 by Enrico GUIDONI and Giulia PETRUCCI CAPRAROLA, ITALY Large Format Illustrated HISTORICAL ATLAS Published ROME 1986
    Enrico GUIDONI and Giulia PETRUCCI

    CAPRAROLA (VITERBO) : Lazio 1. Volume One of the Historic Atlases of Italy created under the Direction of Enrico GUIDONI and Giulia PETRUCCI. Published by Multigrafica Editrice, Roma (Rome), Italia (Italy), 1986. LARGE FORMAT ATLAS, softcovers, 12x16 inches, 56 pages plus an Index at the end. TEXT mainly in ITALIAN, with some French and English as well. Beautifully ILLUSTRATED THROUGHOUT with vintage photographs, maps, and drawings. Condition: The covers are

    sunned especially at the spine and margins as is fairly normal for this atlas (please see photo), the upper corner of the covers and inner pages is creased / bent, otherwise a solid copy with inner pages that are nice, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. Caprarola is a town and…

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    CAPRAROLA (VITERBO) : Lazio 1. Volume One of the Historic Atlases of Italy created under the Direction of Enrico GUIDONI and Giulia PETRUCCI. Published by Multigrafica Editrice, Roma (Rome), Italia (Italy), 1986. LARGE FORMAT ATLAS, softcovers, 12x16 inches, 56 pages plus an Index at the end. TEXT mainly in ITALIAN, with some French and English as well. Beautifully ILLUSTRATED THROUGHOUT with vintage photographs, maps, and drawings. Condition: The covers are

    sunned especially at the spine and margins as is fairly normal for this atlas (please see photo), the upper corner of the covers and inner pages is creased / bent, otherwise a solid copy with inner pages that are nice, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. Caprarola is a town and comune in the province of Viterbo, in the Lazio region of central Italy. The village is situated in a range of volcanic hills known as the Cimini Mounts.

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  • CHINESE VERNACULAR ARCHITECTURE of LIUKENG VILLAGE / LIUKENGCUN Richly Illustrated HC/DJ 2001 by Zhihua Chen, et al. CHINESE VERNACULAR ARCHITECTURE of LIUKENG VILLAGE / LIUKENGCUN Richly Illustrated HC/DJ 2001
    Zhihua Chen, et al.

    CHINESE VERNACULAR ARCHITECTURE - LIUKENG VILLAGE / LIUKENGCUN Richly Illustrated Hardcover Book in Dustjacket. TITLE: Zhongguo Xiangtu Jianzhu: Liukengcun. AUTHOR: Zhihua Chen, et al. Published by Chongqing Publishing House, 2001. Text in Simplified Chinese.

    ISBN 10: 7536644698. ISBN 13: 9787536644694. DESCRIPTION: This volume surveys the architecture of the LIUKENG VILLAGE / LIUKENG CUN. Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 8.5x11.5", 159 pages. Illustrations on almost every page. An invaluable architectural reference to this early Chinese village. Condition: GOOD book, the covers have some rubs to the black paper, leaving it a bit white in some areas; there is some wear / bumps to the spine ends and to the covers' edges; internally very nice, still tight, bright, clean and unmarked; in a…

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    CHINESE VERNACULAR ARCHITECTURE - LIUKENG VILLAGE / LIUKENGCUN Richly Illustrated Hardcover Book in Dustjacket. TITLE: Zhongguo Xiangtu Jianzhu: Liukengcun. AUTHOR: Zhihua Chen, et al. Published by Chongqing Publishing House, 2001. Text in Simplified Chinese.

    ISBN 10: 7536644698. ISBN 13: 9787536644694. DESCRIPTION: This volume surveys the architecture of the LIUKENG VILLAGE / LIUKENG CUN. Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 8.5x11.5", 159 pages. Illustrations on almost every page. An invaluable architectural reference to this early Chinese village. Condition: GOOD book, the covers have some rubs to the black paper, leaving it a bit white in some areas; there is some wear / bumps to the spine ends and to the covers' edges; internally very nice, still tight, bright, clean and unmarked; in a VERY GOOD dustjacket with some light edge and spine-end wear. Note: This Book was published as part of a 4 Volume Set, with each volume focused on a different area. Each volume is almost always sold individually, as each stands on its own. Sometimes a title makes it seem like a 4 Volume Set is being offered, but read the description closely and you will find that it is almost invariably a Single Volume of the 4 Volume Set.

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  • CHINESE VERNACULAR ARCHITECTURE ZHUGE CUN VILLAGE / Zhongguo Xiangtu Jianzhu: Zhugecun RICHLY ILLUSTRATED HC/DJ 1999 by Zhihua Chen, et al. CHINESE VERNACULAR ARCHITECTURE ZHUGE CUN VILLAGE / Zhongguo Xiangtu Jianzhu: Zhugecun RICHLY ILLUSTRATED HC/DJ 1999
    Zhihua Chen, et al.

    CHINESE VERNACULAR ARCHITECTURE - ZHUGE VILLAGE / ZHUGECUN Richly Illustrated Hardcover Book in Dustjacket. TITLE: Zhongguo Xiangtu Jianzhu: Zhugecun. AUTHOR: Zhihua Chen, et al. Published by Chongqing Publishing House, 1999. Text in Simplified Chinese.

    ISBN-10: 7-5366-4469-8 / 7536644698. ISBN-13: 978-7-5366-4469-4 / 9787536644694 DESCRIPTION: This volume surveys the architecture of the Zhuge Village / Zhugecun. Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 8.5x11.5", 174 pages. Illustrations on almost every page. An invaluable architectural reference to this early Chinese village. Condition: GOOD PLUS book, the covers have some wear / bumps to the spine ends, corner tips, and edges; there is some light yellow spotting to the title page, otherwise just lightly used and still tight, bright, clean and unmarked; in a VERY GOOD dustjacket…

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    CHINESE VERNACULAR ARCHITECTURE - ZHUGE VILLAGE / ZHUGECUN Richly Illustrated Hardcover Book in Dustjacket. TITLE: Zhongguo Xiangtu Jianzhu: Zhugecun. AUTHOR: Zhihua Chen, et al. Published by Chongqing Publishing House, 1999. Text in Simplified Chinese.

    ISBN-10: 7-5366-4469-8 / 7536644698. ISBN-13: 978-7-5366-4469-4 / 9787536644694 DESCRIPTION: This volume surveys the architecture of the Zhuge Village / Zhugecun. Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 8.5x11.5", 174 pages. Illustrations on almost every page. An invaluable architectural reference to this early Chinese village. Condition: GOOD PLUS book, the covers have some wear / bumps to the spine ends, corner tips, and edges; there is some light yellow spotting to the title page, otherwise just lightly used and still tight, bright, clean and unmarked; in a VERY GOOD dustjacket with some light edge and spine-end wear. Note: This Book was published as part of a 4 Volume Set, with each volume focused on a different area. Each volume is almost always sold individually, as each stands on its own. Sometimes a title makes it seem like a 4 Volume Set is being offered, but read the description closely and you will find that it is almost invariably a Single Volume of the 4 Volume Set.

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  • COASTAL STUDY of SOUTHWEST MEXICO - TWO VOLUMES with 184 Plates + 31 Folding Maps by Donald D. Brand, assisted by Pablo Guzman-Rivas and Alfonso Gonzalez-Perez COASTAL STUDY of SOUTHWEST MEXICO - TWO VOLUMES with 184 Plates + 31 Folding Maps
    Donald D. Brand, assisted by Pablo Guzman-Rivas and Alfonso Gonzalez-Perez

    COASTAL STUDY OF SOUTHWEST MEXICO, Two Volumes, Part I and II, by Donald D. Brand, assisted by Pablo Guzman-Rivas and Alfonso Gonzalez-Perez. "Report on an investigation carried out...between the University of Texas and the Office of Naval Research, U.S. Department of the Navy."

    TWO VOLUMES + FOLD OPEN MAPS. Published by the Department of Geography, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1958 and 1959. (Part I was first published in 1957, but this substantially corrected edition was published in 1959, though the title page still states 1957.)

    Two Hardcover Books, black cloth covered boards with silver titling to the spines, 8.5x11 inches.

    Part I: xii + 140 pages + 14 photographic plates following page 126, plus 3 fold open maps and…

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    COASTAL STUDY OF SOUTHWEST MEXICO, Two Volumes, Part I and II, by Donald D. Brand, assisted by Pablo Guzman-Rivas and Alfonso Gonzalez-Perez. "Report on an investigation carried out...between the University of Texas and the Office of Naval Research, U.S. Department of the Navy."

    TWO VOLUMES + FOLD OPEN MAPS. Published by the Department of Geography, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1958 and 1959. (Part I was first published in 1957, but this substantially corrected edition was published in 1959, though the title page still states 1957.)

    Two Hardcover Books, black cloth covered boards with silver titling to the spines, 8.5x11 inches.

    Part I: xii + 140 pages + 14 photographic plates following page 126, plus 3 fold open maps and 8 fold open charts in a folder attached to the inside rear cover. Pages printed on one side only.

    Part II: vii + 279 pages of text + 170 pages of photographic plates.+ 28 fold open maps and 3 fold open plates in a folder attached to the inside rear cover. Pages printed on one side only.

    The main text is in English, but includes some original Spanish texts in their original Spanish, as well as selected English translations from various travel logs of explorers along the Mexican coast during the years 1527-1791.

    GOOD Condition: The bindings of both volumes have some shelf and edge wear but remain solid and are doing their job well, internally, Volume I has ink stamps stating: "Department of Geography / The University of Texas / Austin 12, Texas" on the blank endpapers, title page, and the folder at the rear (these are stamps of the department that produced and published the book and are not ex-lib stamps) otherwise the pages of both volumes are tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. The folder at the rear of Volume II that holds many folding maps is creased along the edge where it overhangs the book's text block. All the fold open maps and charts are present and are in VERY GOOD condition.

    A comprehensive study of the Southwest Coast of Mexico with an abundance of maps and photographic plates.

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  • DICIONÁRIO TOPOGRÁFICO, HISTÓRICO, DESCRITIVO da COMARCA do ALTO-AMAZONAS / DICTIONARY of the UPPER AMAZON by BRAZIL NAVY CAPTAIN Facsimile of 1852 Edition by Lourenço da Silva Araújo e Amazonas DICIONÁRIO TOPOGRÁFICO, HISTÓRICO, DESCRITIVO da COMARCA do ALTO-AMAZONAS / DICTIONARY of the UPPER AMAZON by BRAZIL NAVY CAPTAIN Facsimile of 1852 Edition
    Lourenço da Silva Araújo e Amazonas

    DICIONÁRIO TOPOGRÁFICO, HISTÓRICO, DESCRITIVO da COMARCA do ALTO-AMAZONAS, por Lourenço da Silva Araújo e Amazonas, Capitão Tenente da Armada.

    (DICTIONARY TOPOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL and DESCRIPTIVE of the UPPER AMAZON REGION of PORTUGAL'S COLONY (da Comarca), by Lourenço da Silva Araújo e Amazonas, Captain of the Brazilian Navy.

    Brazilian book with Portuguese text. Published in Manaus, Brazil, 1984. First volume in the Coleção Hiléia Amazônica (Hiléia Amazonica Collection). Facsimile reprint of the edition originally published in 1852.

    Softcovers, 5.5x8.5 inches (14x21.5 cm), 208 pages plus an Errata page plus a fold open table at the rear.

    GOOD condition: the covers have some creased corners and the spine is creased and has wear at its ends, internally lightly used and still bright, clean,…

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    DICIONÁRIO TOPOGRÁFICO, HISTÓRICO, DESCRITIVO da COMARCA do ALTO-AMAZONAS, por Lourenço da Silva Araújo e Amazonas, Capitão Tenente da Armada.

    (DICTIONARY TOPOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL and DESCRIPTIVE of the UPPER AMAZON REGION of PORTUGAL'S COLONY (da Comarca), by Lourenço da Silva Araújo e Amazonas, Captain of the Brazilian Navy.

    Brazilian book with Portuguese text. Published in Manaus, Brazil, 1984. First volume in the Coleção Hiléia Amazônica (Hiléia Amazonica Collection). Facsimile reprint of the edition originally published in 1852.

    Softcovers, 5.5x8.5 inches (14x21.5 cm), 208 pages plus an Errata page plus a fold open table at the rear.

    GOOD condition: the covers have some creased corners and the spine is creased and has wear at its ends, internally lightly used and still bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    About the author Lourenço da Silva Araújo Amazonas (from Wikipedia):

    ******Lourenço da Silva Araújo Amazonas, b.1803 d.1864, was an officer in the Brazilian Navy, ethnographer, and writer of the first novel on the Amazon based on real events.

    He did his primary studies in his native province of Bahia and then in Rio de Janeiro, then went on to the navy where he reached the rank of captain. He spent a long time in the Amazon, having studied the Amazon River and its tributaries.

    He was awarded the Imperial Order of Avis and Imperial Order of the Rose He was a partner at the Brazilian Historical and Geographic Institute.******

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  • EARLY CHARTS & MAPS OF NEW ZEALAND 1542-1851 Fine Printing Limited Edition 1/500 w/ 59 PLATES EARLY CHARTS & MAPS OF NEW ZEALAND 1542-1851 Fine Printing Limited Edition 1/500 w/ 59 PLATES

    EARLY CHARTS OF NEW ZEALAND 1542-1851, by Peter Bromley Maling.

    FINE PRINTING, LARGE FORMAT, LIMITED EDITION. This is copy 21 of only 500 copies, as stated in the limitation statement at the bottom of the last page.

    Contains 59 PLATES of MAPS, CHARTS and DIAGRAMS of NEW ZEALAND and the surrounding area (e.g. Antarctica), as seen by explorers from the 16th to 19th century. The maps are amazing.

    Large Format Book in Slipcase, 11x15.5 inches, 136 pages including the 59 plates of maps. Laid in is the original prospectus, a large single-fold sheet to make 4 pages, and a facsimile 1798 color map of New Zealand.

    Published by A. H. and A. W. REED, Wellington, Auckland, Sydney and Melbourne, Australia,…

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    EARLY CHARTS OF NEW ZEALAND 1542-1851, by Peter Bromley Maling.

    FINE PRINTING, LARGE FORMAT, LIMITED EDITION. This is copy 21 of only 500 copies, as stated in the limitation statement at the bottom of the last page.

    Contains 59 PLATES of MAPS, CHARTS and DIAGRAMS of NEW ZEALAND and the surrounding area (e.g. Antarctica), as seen by explorers from the 16th to 19th century. The maps are amazing.

    Large Format Book in Slipcase, 11x15.5 inches, 136 pages including the 59 plates of maps. Laid in is the original prospectus, a large single-fold sheet to make 4 pages, and a facsimile 1798 color map of New Zealand.

    Published by A. H. and A. W. REED, Wellington, Auckland, Sydney and Melbourne, Australia, 1969.

    Nice New Zealand Association. Copy of H. Gary Tonks, with his name and address written in the upper corner of the title page "H.G. Tonks / Mataitai / Wellington / Oct 1969". H. Gary Tonks has written a number of books about New Zealand, Wellington, and the Tonks family. The Tonks were an important part of the early development of Wellington, New Zealand.

    Condition:

    NEAR FINE book, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A beautiful copy. In a GOOD slipcase that is scraped at the spine, and has some rubs and light soiling, but is solid and doing its job well. A lovely copy of this rare book and its slipcase.

    The laid in Prospectus has been folded horizontally, is foxed at the margins and has coffee cup ring stains on its back panel. The laid-in map has a light stain to its upper left margin. They are not often found with the book.

    Only 500 copies of this book were produced. This is a lovely early copy, #21, with a nice association to the Tonks of Wellington, New Zealand.

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is heavy and will require substantial additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • MAPPING & DISCOVERY OF AMERICA Bonhams Auction Catalog ILLUSTRATED MAPPING & DISCOVERY OF AMERICA Bonhams Auction Catalog ILLUSTRATED

    THE MAPPING & DISCOVERY OF AMERICA. Bonhams Auction Catalog for the auction that took place in New York on April 14, 2012. Bonhams auction 19631.

    Softcover Auction Catalog, 8x10.5 inches, 78 pages. 94 lots are fully described and cataloged. Illustrated throughout with color photographs of items being offered.

    An important auction of documents related to the discovery and early mapping of America. Includes the item "Terra Firma Nulli Antecessoribus Cognita. [Columbus, Christopher, Vespucci, Amerigo And Others.] Bernardus Albingaunensis" that sold for $326,500.

    FINE condition, looks and feels unused.

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