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"a key point in the development of cartography in Spain": Two rare original Francisco Coello maps of Cuba from the first edition of his magnum opus Atlas of Spain and its Overseas Possessions
Atlas de Esapana y Susus Posesiones de Ultramar: Isla de Cuba Por El Teniente Coronel Captain de Ingenieros D. Francisco Coello. [Atlas of Spain and its Overseas Possessions].
First edition of famed cartographer Francisco Coello's magnum opus, Atlas of Spain and its Overseas Possessions, containing two large engraved broadside maps of the Island of Cuba. Housed in the publisher's original small octavo stiff paper boards, the first map displays the Island of Cuba with fine hand-colored borders. The second shows detailed views of the historical districts of Havana and Santiago de Cuba. Typography by D. Cailo Alaberand, Desbuissons, and Estruch. Outlines by Leroux, Raynaud, Leelereq, and Bacot. In near fine condition.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 127183
First Edition of Captain Basil Hall's Travels in North America in the Years 1827 and 1828; Inscribed by Him to Lady Holland
Edinburgh: Cadell and Co, 1829.
First edition of this important work. Octavo, 3 volumes, bound in full morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, volume one with the foldout map of the United States as far west as the Arkansas Territory and a part of Texas. Volume three contains a foldout chart of statistical data on the population and size each state, and on the United States government's finances. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page of volume one, "Lady Holland with the author's compliments." The recipient, Lady Holland was an English political hostess and the wife of Whig politician Henry…
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 128562
Kumamoto: O Aso Kokuritsu Koen Kyokai, 1931.
First edition of this photobook of the Kumamoto Prefecture. Quarto, original velvet bound, copiously illustrated with gravure photo pages with captions and text, occasional mounted gravure photos, all of the Kumamoto Prefecture in the southern-most Japanese island of Kyushu, including its manufacturing, spas, rivers, volcanic Mt. Aso, temples, village life and agriculture. Including panoramic folding plate with two views, and a slightly smaller panoramic foldout. In near fine condition. Rare, with OCLC locating one example at Columbia University.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 86877
"Everything science has taught me, and continues to teach me, strengthens my belief in the continuity of our spiritual existence after death": Original photograph signed by the father of rocket technology, Wernher von Braun
Original black and white photograph signed by German-American aerospace engineer Wernher von Braun. Signed by von Braun on the lower right corner, "For "Busher" Bill affectionately Wernher von Braun." In very good condition. The photograph measures 10 inches by 8 inches.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 136509
"China, with her five thousand years of history, her vast territory and her enormous population stands like a mountain peak among the nations of the world": Photographic View Book of China, Manchuria, and Korea during the period of Japanese occupation
Japan: c. 1930.
First edition, oblong quarto, original boards. Gilt-lettered cloth, string-bound. Text in Japanese with captions in both Chinese and English. Illustrated with photographs throughout, large folding panorama of the Great Wall of China; folding map of Korea, Manchuria and portions of northeastern China. A unique record of history.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 60076
"With love to you, on Washington's birthday": First Edition of Eleanor Roosevelts India and the Awakening East; Signed by Her
New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1953.
First edition of Eleanor Roosevelt's account of her travels through the Middle East and India. Octavo, original half cloth, cartographic endpapers, illustrated with 32 pages of photographs. Presentation copy, signed by the author on the half-title page, "Eleanor Roosevelt with love to you, on Washington's birthday Fer. 22, 1954 Vernon." Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket. An exceptional inscription.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 110954
London: Jackson, Walford, and Hodder, 1866.
First edition of Howitt's work on the twelve months she spent with close friend and writer Fredrika Bremer. Octavo, original cloth with gilt titles and elaborate gilt tooling to the spine and front panel, tipped in tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Bremer with an inscription from her to Howitt in facsimile. In very good condition. Scarce with only one other copy traced at auction. Bookplate.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 124150
"Strangers who come to Florida and fail to see St. Augustine, are like those who go to Europe, and return without visiting Paris or London": First edition of John F. Whitney's St. Augustine, Florida: Its Advantages as a Winter Residence for Invalids and Northern Tourists
St. Augustine, Florida. Its Advantages as a Winter Residence for Invalids and Northern Tourists. Cost of Living, and How to Get There.
St. Augustine, Florida: 1873.
First edition of this early travel guide to the city of St. Augustine, Florida by the Editor and Proprietor of The Florida Press. Octavo, original wrappers, illustrated with advertisements. In good condition. Small bookplate. Exceptionally rare with only one other copy traced at auction and one listed in academic holding.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 138377
THE FIRST EXPLORER TO REACH THE NORTH POLE: Deluxe signed limited edition of Robert Peary’s The North Pole; one of only 500 copies
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1910.
Deluxe signed limited edition of Peary’s illustrated account of his journey to the North Pole, number 4 of only 500 copies signed by Peary and Captain R. A. Bartlett. Thick quarto, publisher's original full vellum decorated in gilt, top edge gilt, illustrated with a large folding map printed in color, four black-and-white mounted photogravures and 112 tipped-in photographic plates. Introduction by Theodore Roosevelt. In very good condition.
Price: $2,450.00 Item Number: 125090
The Author's edition of Canada and Its Provinces. A History of the Canadian People and Their Institutions by One Hundred Associates; Finely Bound
Canada and Its Provinces. A History of the Canadian People and Their Institutions by One Hundred Associates.
Toronto: Printed by T. and A. Constable at the Edinburgh University Press for the Publisher's Association of Canada Limited, 1913-17.
The author's limited edition complete set, signed by the publisher, one of only 875 examples. Quarto, 23 volumes, bound in full morocco, gilt titles to the spine, gilt crest to the front panels, inner dentelles, watermarked paper, top edge gilt, illustrated. Finely bound in full deep-green levant with spines ruled and lettered in gilt, large gilt crest to front boards, top edges gilt. In fine condition.
Price: $2,250.00 Item Number: 130834
London: John Murray, 1953.
First British edition of Lindbergh's autobiographical account about the events leading up to and including his 1927 solo trans-Atlantic flight. Octavo, original blue cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, "To Harry Dalgaard With best wishes, Charles A. Lindbergh." Near fine in a very good dust jacket with a few small chips. Signed examples of the first British edition are uncommon.
Price: $2,250.00 Item Number: 125182
New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1953.
First edition of Eleanor Roosevelt's account of her travels through the Middle East and India. Octavo, original half cloth, cartographic endpapers, illustrated with 32 pages of photographs. Warmly inscribed by Eleanor Roosevelt on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
Price: $2,200.00 Item Number: 12046
New York: J. H. Colton, 1872.
Rare hand-colored lithographed pocket map of Florida with an inset of the Keys. One page, with hand-colored borders and counties, the map folds into the publisher's original 16 mo. cloth binding with gilt titles to the front panel. In very good condition.
Price: $2,200.00 Item Number: 127045
Signed personal check from Amelia Earhart dated December 20, 1932 payable to her husband George Palmer Putnam for $250, which measures 2.5 inches by 7.5 inches. Double-matted and framed with a sheet music cover honoring Earhart. The entire piece measures 12 inches by 18 inches, with a window in the backing for viewing Putnam's signature.
Price: $2,200.00 Item Number: 39022
New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1953.
First edition of Eleanor Roosevelt's account of her travels through the Middle East and India. Octavo, original half cloth, cartographic endpapers, illustrated with 32 pages of photographs. Signed by Eleanor Roosevelt on the half-title page. Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with some chips to the spine. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 4356
"To know Indians was to take a delight in people as people; every encounter was an adventure": First Editions of each volume in Naipaul's India Trilogy; Each Signed by Him
An Area of Darkness: An Experience of India; India: A Wounded Civilization and India: A Million Mutinies Now.
London: Andre Deutsch, 1964-1990.
First editions of each of the author's works in his acclaimed Indian Trilogy. Octavo, original cloth. Each volume is signed by V.S. Naipaul on the title page. Each are fine in near fine to fine dust jackets.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 90453
Rare 19th century hand-colored lithographed map of the states of Florida and South Carolina by American cartographer S. Augustus Mitchell
Clerk's Office of the District Court of the U.S. for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania: 1860.
First edition of Samuel Augustus Mitchell Jr.'s map of the states of Florida and South Carolina, published in Mitchell's New General Atlas, Containing Maps Of The Various Countries Of The World, Plans Of Cities, Etc. Embraced In Forty-Seven Quarto Maps, Forming A Series Of Seventy-Six Maps And Plans, Together With Valuable Statistical Tables. Philadelphia. One page, hand-colored the maps shows the counties and major towns and cities of each state, the Gulf of Mexico, parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, North Carolina with an inset map of Charleston Harbor. In near fine condition.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 138429
London: Andre Deutsch, 1962.
First edition of this travel work, “which belongs in the same category as Lawrence’s books on Italy, Greene’s on West Africa and Pritchett’s on Spain” (New Statesman). Octavo, original cloth, cartographic endpapers. Boldly signed by V.S. Naipaul on the title page. Name on the front free endpaper and stamp on the half-title page, near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by William Belcher.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 75489