Rare, antiquarian, used & out-of-print books on Geology at Horizon Books.

ADAMS, A. Leith; Field and Forest Rambles, with Notes and Observations on the Natural History of Eastern Canada. London, Henry S. King & Co., 1873, First edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; xvi, 333, [i, ads of author's other works] pp, frontis of wilderness camp, illustrations including vignette on title page of humming bird after J. Gould, 4 maps, plans including folding and colored, tables, index, original decorated green cloth, gilt spine title lettering and elaborate decorations, small light stain on rear cover, half title page is a bit darkened, very good, sound, tight and clean copy.

The author, a surgeon and naturalist, provides detailed sections on birds, mammals, reptiles, fishes and geology, as well as descriptions of Indian life, the lumber camps and backwoods settlers. Wood 179. 'Field studies made principally in New Brunswick during the three years sojourn 1866-88. References to birds are numerous, with a list of the birds of New Brunswick in the appendix'. The appendix also lists species of mammals, reptiles, fishes, etc and gives some information on migratory birds. The large section of fish and fishing includes much on salmon and trout.

US$100. bookID # 11324


ANDREWS, Captain Joseph; Journey from Buenos Ayres, Through the Provinces of Cordova, Tucuman, and Salta, to Potosi, Thence by the Deserts of Caranja to Arica, and Subsequently, to Santiago de Chili and Coquimbo, Undertaken on behalf of the Chilean & Peruvian Mining Association. London, John Murray, 1827, First edition, 12mo [19 x 12 cm]; 2 volumes, xxxii, 312; viii, 321 pp, with the errata in volume I, later calf backed marbled boards, gilt title lettering on spine leather labels, gilt rules on spines, very light cover wear, light foxing on some outer margins, very good + set.

Travels through Argentina, Bolivia and Chile. Griffin 3632: 'Very good description of customs and general conditions, by the agent of a British mining firm. Valuable also for his observations of prominent Latin American figures and current events'. Sabin 81615. Humphreys 823. Spain & Spanish America II, 22.

US$1000. bookID # 13394


ANON, ; British Guiana; British Empire Exhibition, Wembly 1924. Wembly, British Empire Exhibition, 1924, First edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; [vi], 103, [iii] pp, numerous photo plates, tables, charts, folding colored map at end, original cloth, gilt title lettering is bright, very light cover wear, interior is quite clean, overall near fine.

A detailed description of the geography, Kaieteur Falls, population including indigenous, immigration, settlements, flora and fauna, timber and forestry, agriculture especially sugar and rice, mining, commerce, opportunities. etc. with excellent illustrations.

US$45. bookID # 13806


BAKEWELL, Robert, edited by Prof. B. Silliman; An Introduction to Geology; Intended to Convey a Practical Knowledge of the Science, and Comprising the Most Important Recent Discoveries, with Explanations of the Facts and Phenomena which Serve to Confirm or Invalidate Various Geological Theories. New Haven, Hezekiah Howe & Co., 1833, Second American from Fourth London Edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; xxiv, 479, [i, ad] pp, frontis, plus 8 plates, some hand-colored, including maps, several of the plates and maps are folding, engraved title page vignette, tables, index, modern half red morocco & boards, raised bands, spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilted, other edges uncut, light foxing but a very good solid crisp copy.

The frontis is "A Bird's Eye View or a Map of the Country from Lake Erie to Queenston", showing Niagara Falls at one side. This edition contains a fifth more text than the previous edition with five new chapters. Nickles (Geological Literature of North America) p. 63. British Museum of Natural History Catalogue p. 90.

US$98. bookID # 5527


BALLARD, Robert D. with Malcolm McConnell; Explorations; My Quest for Adventure and Discovery Under the Sea. New York, Hyperion, [1995], First Edition, 8vo [24 x 17 cm]; [viii], 407 pp, numerous color illus, original quarter cloth and boards, dj, fine.

The author, who also wrote the Discovery of the Titanic, here describes his many feats including using bathyscaphs and submersible vehicles, exploring ocean life, geology. He describes his discovery of the Titanic, his inching down the liner's grand staircase, at 12,000 feet below sea level. He also explored the Bismarck, sunk in the second world war. It represented a significant breakthrough in deep sea exploration.

US$2. bookID # 2879


BARROW, John; A Visit to Iceland by way of Tronyem, in the "Flower of Yarrow" Yacht in the Summer of 1824. London, John Murray, 1835, First edition, 12mo [21 x 13 cm]; xxiv, 320 pp, engraved frontis, 9 engraved plates (complete as per list), other engravings, engraved musical notation, original cloth, title printed on original paper spine label (bit worn), old joint repair, lightly foxed on some pages, very good clean copy.

The author describes the people, towns, customs, and much on nature including two large chapters on geysers. Barrow described Iceland as "an island of deep interest, and one not easily accessible, where the grand agencies of Nature employed in creating, changing and destroying the earth's surface, are carried on to a greater extent probably than most other parts of the globe." National Maritime Museum 858. Catalogue of the Royal Geographical Society p. 31.

US$200. bookID # 12811


BELT, Thomas; The Naturalist in Nicaragua: A Narrative of a Residence at the Gold Mines of Chontales, Journeys in the Savannahs and Forests, with Observations on Animals and Plants in Reference to the Theory of Evolution of Living Forms. London, John Murray, 1874, First edition, 8vo [19.5 x 13.5 cm]; xvi, 403 pp, frontis, plates, other illus, foldout partly colored map, index, original blue cloth with gilt cover decoration, spine gilt title lettering & decorations, re-backed preserving original cloth, spine a little darkened, lightly rubbed at edges, interior is clean and fine in very good cover.

Darwin's Century, Jeremy Norman Collection lot 20: "A classic work on the natural history of Nicaragua by the British geologist who superintended the Chontales Gold Mining Company from 1868 to 1872. Belt was especially influenced by Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection and his book contains a great deal of evidence to support it." British Museum Natural History Catalogue p. 131. Welch p. 177. Palau 26647. Cundall 949. Casey Wood 230: "The intrinsic merits of the book, of which Darwin spoke so highly, resulted in a second edition (in 1888), after the death of the author in 1878." "It appears to me to be the best of all natural history journals which have ever been published." (Charles Darwin). Besides descriptions of nature in the area, the author describes the people, their customs, culture, society, ancient artifacts, etc.

US$420. bookID # 10515


BERRY, E. W. and J. T. Singewald; The George Huntington Williams Memorial Expedition to South America [with] Hopkin's Contribution to American Geology by Charles Keyes. Baltimore, George Huntington Memorial Publications, 1920, , 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; 136 - 154 pp, original heavy paper wraps, title lettering on cover, small signature at corner, light wear at spine, interior is clean, unmarked and fine in very good cover.

The narrative describes the party's travels through Panama to Peru, Bolivia and Chile, describing the topography, geology, native people etc, and refers to a full length forthcoming publication giving more details. The article by Keyes provides a description of key geologists at John Hopkins University and their achievements.

US$20. bookID # 12851


BOYD, C. R. [Charles]; Resources of South-West Virginia, showing the Mineral Deposits of Iron, Coal, Zinc, Copper and Lead; also the Staples of the Various Counties, Methods of Transportation, Access, etc. New York, John Wiley & Sons, 1881, third edition, 8vo [24 x 15 cm]; xiv, 321 pp, 13 plates including frontis, large [32 x 24 inches] colored folding map (few repairs of tears on verso), other illustrations including geological cross-sections, tables, original cloth with gilt spine title lettering, spine end frayed, bookplate removed from front endpaper, a clean sound copy, very good or better.

Each county is described in detail including mineral resources, agriculture, water power, scenery, cattle and sheep, towns, schools, transportation, timber, manufacturing, etc. The plates include Hale's Falls, Montgomery White Sulphur Springs, Wythe mines, Washington Springs, Falls of Mill Creek, Holston Springs, Beatrice Falls, views, etc. The large map also has a view of Penington's Gap, Lee County. Copies were not traced in Sabin or in Library of Congress Catalogue. No copies were traced at auction in the last 25 years.

US$120. bookID # 8854


BRINE, Lindesay; Travels Amongst American Indians, their Ancient Earthworks and Temples; including a Journey in Guatemala, Mexico and Yucatan, and a Visit to the Ruins of Patinamit, Utatlan, Palenque and Uxmal. London, Sampson Low, Marston and Company, 1894, First edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; xvi, 429 pp, double-page frontis, complete with 32 plates, 10 maps including folding, one with author's route in red, other illustrations from drwgs, index, half-title page is present, original blind-stamped and pictorial gilt cloth, gilt spine title lettering, spine ends frayed, book plate removed from endpaper, small library stamps, good sound copy.

Hand B688. The author, a vice admiral with the British navy, travelled extensively in North and Central America, examining the ancient mounds, earthworks and temples in the Ohio valley, Mexico and Guatemala. The plates show the ruins before the arrival of tourists, tomb raiders and the later destruction that followed. The author provides detailed descriptions of each area visited as well as the surrounding area, nature, the people encountered, etc.

US$90. bookID # 11934


CARPENTER, William B.; The Microscope and its Revelations. New York, William Wood & Company, 1883, sixth edition, 8vo [23.5 x 16 cm]; 2 volumes, xi, 388; iv, 354 pp, color lithographed (chromolithograph) frontis, 25 plates plus 502 illus including many of microscopes and related equipment, index, original red cloth, decorated in black, gilt spine title lettering, a short tear at joint is repaired, else a fine, clean, unmarked set.

The work was a standard reference and underwent many printings over the years. Very well-illustrated, this edition having been expanded with additional topics including the use of the microscope in geology and with additional illustrations, earlier editions having only ten plates and much fewer illustrations. Of particular interest are the many illustrations of microscopes and related equipment, accessories. This chapter has a appendix on Numerical Aperture and Angular Aperature. An excellent copy, this is considered the best illustrated edition.

US$80. bookID # 13708


CHARLES, Cecil; Honduras: The Land of Great Depths. Chicago and New York, Rand, McNally & Company, 1890, First edition, 8vo [19.5 x 13.5 cm]; 216, [v, ads], frontis portrait, other portrait plates, folding colored map (tear at stub), tables, index, original brown cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover is bright, edges rubbed, lacks front free endpaper, a few margins with light stain, very good copy.

Welch 134. Markman 412: 'An economic geography with some historical material'. The author describes his travels in Honduras with some detail on mining and opals, agriculture, immigration, with personal observations on such things as use of hammocks, horse back riding, how to be comfortable in Honduras, etc, and is aimed at persons who plan to seek their fortune there. Appendices include nomenclature, Spanish words, imports of merchandise.

US$100. bookID # 10466


COLEMAN, A. P.; Ice Ages Recent and Ancient. New York, The Macmillan Company, 1926, First edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; xliii, 296 pp, 51 illustrations including frontis, 8 maps, bibliog, index of authors, general index, original cloth, gilt lettering on front cover and spine, rubbed at edge, very good tight and clean copy.

A detailed work on geology by this professor of geology at the University of Toronto.

US$4. bookID # 4494


CONDER, Josiah; A Popular Description of Brazil, &c, Geographical, Historical and Topographical. London, James Duncan, nd [1830], , thick 12mo [15.5 x 11 cm]; 2 volumes in one, vi, 357; 349 pp, engraved folding map of Brazil as frontis, 7 plates (complete), original red blind-stamped cloth, rebacked in cloth, preserving the original boards and most of original gilt decorated spine, new endpapers, very good, sound and complete copy, clean.

The text is based on Southey, Mawe, Luccock, Henderson, Maria Graham, Maximilian, Lindley, Beauchamp, Martius, etc, the plates also taken from these works. Borba da Moraes 577: 'It is an excellent collection and very well produced and was first published in 1824 and reprinted in 1830'. Almost entirely on Brazil, with a small section on Uruguay, the work describes the cities, towns, mining, each province described in detail, topography, customs, economy, etc. The plates include views, activities, market place in Buenos Ayres, etc.

US$400. bookID # 9519


COX, Kenneth (editor), original text by Frank Kingdon Ward; Kenneth Storm, Ian Baker; Frank Kingdon Ward's Riddle of the Tsangpo Gorges; Retracing the Epic Journey of 1924-25 in South-East Tibet. Woodbridge, Antique Collector's Club, [2001], First edition, 4to [28 x 22 cm]; 319 pp, colored frontis, over 300 photo illustrations, mostly colored, maps including endpaper maps, bibliography, index, original green cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, dj (not price clipped), a very fine, clean, unmarked copy, as new condition.

The Riddle of the Tsangpo Gorge, first published in 1926 by Frank Kingdon Ward, the greatest of the plant hunters of the twentieth century, describes the author's most important expedition, which took place in the Himalayas. His purpose was to solve and explore the course of the Tsangpo River, from Tibet to the Assam lowlands. The work provided an excellent description of the flora, plant life and of the native tribes, their customs and habits. He collected 97 different species of rhododendrons as well as the first blue poppy (Meconopsis betonicifolia) seeds to successfully grow on arriving home, and numerous other species, on this expedition. This edition, edited by Cox includes the original text by Kingdon Ward, and with the addition of much material and over 250 new colored photos based on his own expeditions in the area. Beautifully illustrated including with 50 photos taken by Kingdon Ward. There is also a new Foreword by Kingdon Ward's widow, Jean Rasmussen and a biography of Kingdon Ward, a history of exploration and geography of the region, geology, the religious significance of the area as a place of pilgrimage, etc. There is also a description of the new Hidden Falls, unexplored by Kingdon Ward but location by the co-editors.

US$45. bookID # 13808


DALY, Reginald Aldworth; Geology of the North American Cordillera at the Forty-Ninth Parallel. Ottawa, Government Printing Bureau, 1912, First Edition, large 8vo; 3 volumes, xxvii, 546; xxvii, 547 - 857 pp, portfolio of l7 loose maps (colored), 73 plates, illus, tables, errata slip, original cloth, light scuffing, portfolio with internal tears, very good overall.

US$14. bookID # 684


DOW, Charles Mason; Anthology and Bibliography of Niagara Falls. Albany, State of New York, 1921, First Edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; 2 volumes, xvi, 690; [ii], 693 - 1423 pp, color plates, numerous other plates, including facsimiles from early sources, maps including folding, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, slight cover use but a clean fine and complete set.

Still the standard reference covering the early period of discovery to travelers' original accounts, flora and fauna, science, geology, preservation, maps and pictures. It has a comprehensive listing of hundreds of books, including even books just mentioning Niagara, with extracts from the books and descriptive information. Since this was a cross-road area and a great attraction, most travellers in general area made it a point to visit, making this an excellent and comprehensive reference source.

US$22. bookID # 13636


DUNLOP, Robert Glasgow; Travels in Central America, being a Journal of Nearly Three Year's Residence in the Country, together with a Sketch of the History of the Republic and an Account of its Climate, Productions, Commerce, etc.. London, Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1847, First edition, 12mo [20 x 13 cm]; vii, 358 pp, lithographed folding map as frontis (short tears at stub & fold), half title page is present, contemporary half leather, marbled boards, gilt title lettering on leather spine label, light wear at edges, very good, sound and solid copy.

A narrative and intelligent description by a Scot who travelled extensively in the area, including politics, towns and cities, agriculture, natural history, indigenous peoples, business opportunities, geology, volcanoes, etc. This contains the first map of the Republic of Central America and one of the few ever published since the republic broke up shortly after into the separate nations that exist today. Sabin 21317. Parker, Travels in Central America. Markman 49: 'General description of Central America at mid-nineteenth century. Also has a description of Antigua, Guatemala and Guatemalan houses'. Welch 61. Spain & Spanish America 223. Humphreys 1707. The author's name has been spelled Dunlap in one reference. Grieb GU391: 'More than just a travelogue or journal, it includes historical accounts drawn from the existing literature. . . his accounts of contemporary political maneuvers and revolts are valuable to the historian of this era'.

US$600. bookID # 12981


EMORY, William H.; Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey, made under the Direction of the Secretary of the Interior [complete set]. Washington, printed by AOP Nicholson, Cornelius Wendell, 1857-59, First edition, mixed Senate and House documents, 4to [29.5 x 24 cm]; 4 parts in 3 volumes, xvi, 258; viii, 174; 62, 35, 32, 85, ii; 270; 78 pp, 347 plates including 25 hand colored of birds, 12 colored of views & native peoples, 3 large folding maps (1 colored with 4 inch tear), 2 other maps/charts, mixed cloth bindings, including original cloth, 2 volumes in rebound cloth, cover wear, minor foxing on few leaves, mostly marginal, stain in margin of one title page, one volume with library stamp on cover & title, interiors very good, sound set.

This is one of the first scientific explorations of the area including its natural history, botany, geography, geology. The boundary delineated by Emory as described in this work demonstrates his competence and skill since it remains largely unchanged today. A cornerstone work on the exploration and mapping of the US southwest and the Texas-Mexican border. Besides Emory's reports, there are scientific reports by James Hall, T.A. Conrad, Spencer F. Baird, Charles Girard, C. C. Parry, George Engelmann, etc. George Merrill, 1906, History of American Geology, p. 461: 'This has the distinction of being the earliest coloured geological map of the region published by the Government. It is, moreover, of historical interest as showing how little was definitely known of the region.' Dobie 86: 'Emory's great two volume report is, aside from descriptions of borderlands and their inhabitants, a veritable encyclopedia, wonderfully illustrated, on western flora and fauna.' The plates include views, geology, mammals, fish, birds, reptiles, botany, cacti, costume plates of native people, etc. Only 3,000 copies of volume two were printed, making complete sets uncommon. Jenkins 57. Howes 3312. Wheat 916, 917,918, 919. Wagner/Camp 291. Reese 31. A complete set with all plates, numerous text illustrations, maps, including the large folding colored 'Map Illustrating the General Geological Features of the Country West of the Mississippi

US$2900. bookID # 13850


FORREST, Captain Thomas; A Voyage to New Guinea and the Moluccas, from Balambangan: including An Account of Magindano, Soloo, and other Islands; performed in the Tartar Galley, belonging to the Honourable East India Company, During the Years 1774, 1775, and 1776.. London, G. Scott, 1779, First edition, 4to [29 x 24.5 cm]; [ii], xxiii, [i, errata], 388, 13, [i, directions] pp, engraved frontis portrait, plus 32 engraved plates, maps and charts including 20 folding, orig full tree calf, rebacked with orig gilt decorated spine, gilt title lettering on orig red spine leather label, wear at corners & spine ends, armorial bookplate of Robert Austen, marbled endpapers, interior clean, crisp & fine with only slight foxing.

Taylor 401. Cox i, 301. Hill p. 108: 'Forrest sailed from Balembangan, in the 'Tartar', a native prahu of about ten tons burden, with two English officers and eighteen Malays, towards the Moluccas. He pushed further east than any of his company predecessors, eventually reaching Geelvink Bay in New Guinea. The voyage was one of examination and enquiry . . . the tact with which he conducted his intercourse with the natives, and the amount of work done in a small boat, deservedly won him credit as a navigator'. They explored the Gilolo Passage between New Guinea and the Moluccas, then sailed to Mindanao, examining the Sulu Archipelago, Mandiolo, Batchian and Waygiou, and reaching the Malay peninsula A vocabulary of the Magindano tongue is added at the end of the book. There is much on the native people, their customs, manners, activities. The book is famous for its fine engraved plates and maps.

US$3200. bookID # 12816


GRIGGS, Robert F.; The Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes. Washington, The National Geographic Society, 1922, First Edition, large 8vo [26 x 18 cm]; xv, 341 pp, folding panorama frontis, profusion of illustrations & plates, including 16 color plates, 9 maps, including 2 folding, index, original pictorial gilt cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, cover lightly rubbed, interior is clean and fine in very good+ cover.

The classic study of volcanos in Alaska. Excellent illustrations.

US$30. bookID # 11091


HALL, Charles F.; edited by J. E. Nourse; Narrative of the Second Arctic Expedition Made by Charles F. Hall: His Voyage to Repulse Bay, Sledge Journeys to the Straits of Fury and Hecla and to King William's Land, and Residence Among the Eskimos During the Years 1864-'69`. Washington, Government Printing Office, 1879, First edition, 4to [26.5 x 21 cm]; [x], l, 644 pp, 2 engraved portrait plates including frontis, other plates & portraits, tissue guards, many other illus, 20 maps including folding & double-page, some colored, large folding linen-backed map in pocket, tables, index, original green pictorial cloth gilt, gilt spine title lettering, lightly rubbed at edge, presentation bookplate on endpaper, else a fine and clean copy, complete.

A voyage in search of records of the Franklin expedition and to benefit geography, natural history, navigation and science. Arctic Bibliography 6486: 'From winter quarters in the Wager Inlet and Repulse Bay regions, Hall's four man party explored the shores north and west from Melville Peninsula to King William Island, 1864 -69. . . Includes detailed information on the Iglulik Eskimos of Repulse Bay, information on Franklin relics, on the fish and game of region, the auroras, and the traveling conditions'. There are also appendices on astronomy, meteorological observations, geology by Emerson, Hall's conversations with the Innuits, demand for whale and seal oil in the manufacture of jute. Eight of the maps, sketches of coast-lines, were drawn by Innuits.

US$350. bookID # 12855


HARTT, Ch. [Charles] Fred; Thayer Expedition. Scientific Results of a Journey in Brazil. By Louis Agassiz and His Travelling Companions. Geology and Physical Geography of Brazil. Boston, Fields, Osgood, & Co., 1870, First edition, first issue, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; xxiii, 620 pp, frontispiece with tissue guard, large folding map (short tear at stub but complete), 9 full-page plates & maps, numerous other illustrations including some not in list, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, spine a bit faded but lettering clear, outer corner lightly bumped, very good sound and solid copy, clean and unmarked.

A well-illustrated account of the scientific results of the famed Thayer expedition, lead by Agassiz. Hartt was a former student of Agassiz and at the time of writing this work, professor of geology at Cornell University. Many plates and illustrations are views in Brazil.

US$160. bookID # 13735


HASSELQUIST, Frederick, M. D.; Voyages And Travels In Levant; in the Years 1749, 50, 51, 52, containing Observations in Natural History, Physick, Agriculture and Commerce, particularly on the Holy Land and the Natural History. London, L. Davis and C. Reymers, 1766, First edition in English, translated from the Swedish 1757 original, under the title Iter Palaestinum, 8vo [21.5 x 14 cm]; [viii, errata, ads], viii, 456 pp (ie 380 pp, 269-72 & 308-79 omitted in irregular pagination due to misprinting, but a complete copy with all text), foldout engraved map, half-title page present, later full calf, antique style, gilt title lettering on red leather spine label, gilt rules on spine, minor foxing or aging in some margins, slightly rubbed, but a near fine copy, sound, solid and unmarked in attractive binding.

The first part of the work is a journal of his travels to Palestine, Syria, Cyprus, Rhodes, Chios, Egypt, with the second part on the natural history, birds, animals, plants, geology, fish and with a large section on materia medica, and another on the commerce of the area. The author was a student of Linnaeus, who edited and published the work and wrote the introduction after the author's death. Linnaeus, who provided an 8-page preface on Hasselquist with many biographical details, described it is as 'so admirable a travel journal has never before appeared', and being full of fresh, genuine and precise observations. Cox I, 230: 'His work is uncommonly interesting and valuable'. Blackmer 792: 'The first systematic natural history of the Holy Land'. Wood 380. Tobler 130. Rohricht 1435. An important and interesting work which also includes the author's letters to Linnaeus. This is the only edition in English of a classic of middle eastern travel.

US$1000. bookID # 13099


HELMS, Anthony Zachariah; Travels from Buenos Ayres [Buenos Aires], by Potosi to Lima with an Appendix, containing Correct Descriptions of the Spanish Possessions in South America, drawn from the lastes and best authorities. London, Richard Phillips, 1807, Second edition, 12mo [16 x 11 cm]; xii, 292 pp, folding frontis map with old repair at fold, other map in facsimile, tables, later cloth covers, gilt title lettering on leather spine label, light foxing on some leaves, very good+ in unworn sound and solid binding.

A popular work, the first edition of 1806 had one map, included in this second edition. Some copies of the second edition had only this map, while others had two maps, this copy appears to have been issued with only one map but the second is supplied in facsimile. The publisher also issued an abridged edition in 1807 which was 96 pages and no map. Sabin 31265. Welch 8. Humphreys 563. The author, who had been director of mines near Cracow, Poland and later of mines in Peru, travelled from Buenos Aires to Lima, described the mines and production methods, as well as government, viceroyalties, the indigenous peoples including Abipons, Tucuman, Charcas, topography, geology, volcanoes, vegetable productions, imports and exports, etc, on his travels through Chili, Peru, La Plata. The book includes chapters on Paraguay and Quito, Ecuador, and an appendix on the Spanish colonies in South America.

US$380. bookID # 12983


HENDERSON, John B.; The Cruise of the Thomas Barrera; The Narrative of a Scientific Expedition to Western Cuba and the Colorado Reefs, with Observations on the Geology, Fauna, and Flora of the Region. New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1916, First edition, 8vo [20.5 x 14 cm]; ix, 320 pp, frontis with tissue guard, 36 plates from photos, color plates from paintings, 6 maps and cross-sections, including folding map of route, index, original blue pictorial gilt cloth, with gilt title lettering on front cover and spine, top edge gilted, fine and clean in the rare dust jacket (short tear, chipped at spine head with loss of few letters).

An important expedition by the staff of the US National Museum that describes the fish, birds, plants, geology, etc of Western Cuba, with much on the people and description of the countryside. Excellent illustrations, the colored plates being of birds and fish, the other plates are mainly scenery, portrait, etc. Wood 383.

US$90. bookID # 12425


HOBBS, William Herbert, introduction by Hugh Robert Mill; The Glacial Anticyclones; the Poles of the Atmospheric Circulation. New York, The Macmillan Company, 1926, First edition, 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; xxiv, 198, [ix, ads] pp, colored frontis, plates, 53 other illustrations including maps, index, errata slip, original green cloth with gilt spine title lettering and rules, inscription on endpaper, fine and clean copy.

An important contribution to climatology and weather forecasting. He describes the exploration of Antarctica, the North Pole and of Greenland and the early work on weather studies that resulted from those explorations. The author wrote numerous books on climatologic and weather including the celebrated, Exploring About the North Pole of the Winds.

US$9. bookID # 8237


HONIG, Pieter and Frans Verdoorn (editors); Science and Scientists in the Netherlands Indies. New York, Board of the Netherlands Indies, Surinam and Curacao, 1945, First edition, 4to [26.5 x 18 cm]; xxii, [ii], 491, [i] pp, frontis, 134 illustrations including many full-page from old sources, some double-page, tables, maps including folding, map endpapers, original pictorial cloth, gilt spine title lettering, endpaper signature, very good+, interior is clean and fine.

A collection of articles and extracts from older sources on the natural sciences of the former Dutch colonies, a very useful reference with contributions by many eminent scientists including David Fairchild, Alfred Russell Wallace, Ernst Mayer, H. O. Forbes, and many others. All the articles are in English, some produced in English for the first time, covering all aspects of natural history, geology, rubber cultivation, botany, plant hunting, tobacco, climate, agriculture, forestry, cinchona cultivation, archaeology, etc.

US$12. bookID # 12273


HONIG, Pieter and Frans Verdoorn (editors); Science and Scientists in the Netherlands Indies. New York, Board of the Netherlands Indies, Surinam and Curacao, 1945, First edition, 4to [26.5 x 18 cm]; xxii, [ii], 491, [i] pp, frontis, 134 illustrations including many full-page from old sources, some double-page, tables, maps including folding, map endpapers, original pictorial cloth, gilt spine title lettering, very good+, interior is clean and fine.

A collection of articles and extracts from older sources on the natural sciences of the former Dutch colonies, a very useful reference with contributions by many eminent scientists including David Fairchild, Alfred Russel Wallace, Ernst Mayer, H. O. Forbes, and many others. All the articles are in English, some produced in English for the first time, covering all aspects of natural history, geology, rubber cultivation, botany, plant hunting, tobacco, climate, agriculture, forestry, cinchona cultivation, archaeology, etc.

US$5. bookID # 11622


HUMBOLDT, Alexander de [von]; Political Essay on the Kingdom of New Spain; Containing Researches Relative to the Geography of Mexico...the Physical Aspect of the Country, the Population, the State of Agriculture, Manufacturing, Commercial. . Canals, Precious Metals. . . Military. London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown; H. Colburn; W. Blackwood, etc, 1811, First Edition in English, translated from the French by John Black, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; 4 volumes, xvi, i, ii, cxlv, 289; 531; 493; 374, [47l, index, [iii, ads] pp, 2 tinted plates, 16 maps, charts & profiles on 9 sheets including 8 folding, many tables, 2 folding map frontispieces, others at end of volume 4, later full leatherette, each spine with gilt title lettering on leather label, minor foxing on just a few leaves, overall quite clean, near fine set with all maps and plates in very nice condition.

Von Humboldt, together with the French botanist Aime Bonpland, travelled extensively through Spanish America from 1799 to 1804 and recorded observations on geology, geography, zoology, botany and the political and social life. He made a profile of Mexico, the first of any complete country. He describes the population, agriculture, mining, taxes, military forces and every conceivable subject with extensive tables of data. Mayer 166: "a monumental work". Hill 150: "The rare first English edition is a cornerstone of any collection on Mexico. Complete sets with all the maps and plates are now extremely scarce". The author also travelled in California and Texas. Howes H786: "Of superlative California importance". Sabin 33715. Aside from the frontispieces in other volumes, one of them with 8 insets, the other nine maps, charts, profiles and plates (of mountain views) are bound in together at end of volume 4 with a separate title page and index. The fine maps include Plan and Port of Acapulco; Plan and Port of Veracruz; Valley of Mexico; large and detailed map of Mexico which Wheat called a "truly magnificent cartographic achievement"; Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West 303. 3 folding profiles.

US$3200. bookID # 13804


HUNTER, Daniel J.; Chili; A Geographical, Statistical, Commercial, Historical and Political Sketch of that Republic, including Several Papers relating to her Pending War with Spain, the position assumed therein by the people of the United States, etc. New York, printed by S. Hallet, 1866, First edition, 8vo [23 x 14.5 cm]; 2 parts in one, iii, [3] - 53; [ii], 128 pp, folding hand-colored map of Chile, tables, original printed paper wraps with small chip, lightly soiled, signature, very good.

Sabin 33912. Humphreys 1492 (1st part only). The first part is entitled, A Sketch of Chile Expressly Prepared for the Use of Emigrants from the United States and Europe, describes geography, geology, islands, botany, zoology, history, government, treaties, commerce, steam navigation, agriculture, mines, coal fields, railways, manufacturing, colonization, etc. The second part, Chili, the United State and Spain, gives further details on the country including government, coffee, etc but gives considerable detail on the war with Spain, the Monroe Doctrine, speeches, press reports, and postscripts. An important historical document.

US$140. bookID # 5572


JOELSON, F. S. [compiler & editor]; Eastern Africa Today and Tomorrow. London, East Africa, 1934, , large 8vo [25.5 x 17.5 cm]; xvii, 376 pp, 11 maps including frontis, 64 other illus, photos, index, original cloth, spine faded but title lettering clean, else a clean fine copy with presentation inscription signed by author and loose one page typed letter from author on East Africa letterhead, signed by him.

Includes chapters by various experts on a wide range topics including trade, mining, air photographic survey, aviation in East Africa, big game, fishing, broadcasting, electricity development, social research, native life, architecture, forestry, coffee growing, tobacco, sugar, geography. It covers mainly Kenya, Tanganyikka, Portuguese East Africa, Rhodesia, Uganda, Zanzibar, Sudan, Somaliland, Nyasaland. There is also an East African Buyer's Guide and ads for various local products and businesses.

US$150. bookID # 7939


JUKES, J. [Joseph] Beete; Popular Physical Geology. London, Reeve and Co., 1853, First edition, 12mo [17 x 13 cm]; xvi, 359 pp, 20 colored lithographed plates, frontis with tissue guard, index, original blind-stamped and pictorial cloth, gilt title lettering, gilt decorative spine, cover very lightly rubbed, with the attractive engraved armorial bookplate of H. T. Molineux on endpaper, near fine overall.

Popular Natural History Series. The author had travelled widely including as part of the voyage of H.M.S. Fly, spent several years in Australia, making important contributions to our understanding of the Great Barrier Reef and the geology of Australia, his published work giving strong support for Darwin's theory of coral reefs. He later became director of the Irish geological survey. 'Best among the Popular Natural History series is this admirable and compact manual. With the merit of small compass it combines originality of matter, clearness of statement, and peculiar treatment of its subject, eminently calculated to inform and instruct the seeker after a knowledge of the structure of our planet. The book is worthy of its author, and that is saying a great deal in its favour. As President of the Geological Society of Dublin, and Director of' the Geological Survey of Ireland, Mr. Jukes has reached some of the highest honours that fall to the lot of ardent and successful students in his favourite science. It is exactly from men like him that an elementary essay comes most graciously'. [Dublin University Magazine, 1853]. The frontis shows the Falls on the River Exploits, Newfoundland, where Jukes investigated the geology, another plates is of the Island of St. Paul in the Indian Ocean, most others of Ireland geology, all plates attractively done by G. V. Du Noyer.

US$160. bookID # 12725


KEYES, Charles; Hopkins' Contribution to American Geology. Baltimore, John Hopkins Alumni Magazine, 1920, first edition offprint from John Hopkins Alumni Magazine, Vol. viii, no. 2, January 1920, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; 136-141 pp, original heavy paper wraps, title lettering on cover, light crease, else near fine, clean.

A description of key geologists at John Hopkins University and their achievements.

US$1. bookID # 12849


KOEPPEL, P. Robert; Palastina (Palestine), Die Landschaft in Karten und Bildern [Palestine, the Landscape in Maps and Pictures]. Tubingen, Verlag Von J. C. B. Mohr (Paul Siebeck), 1930, First edition, small 4to [27 x 19 cm]; v, [i], 174, [ii, ads for maps on Palestine] pp, 200 illustrations including many full-page and in color, many maps, one color plate of rocks, index, text in German, tables, original cloth, erasure of name on front blank endpaper, light stain on front cover, else fine clean copy.

A very well-illustrated work on the geology and geography of Palestine, the northern half of present day Israel and both sides of the Jordan River. The illustrations are mainly from photos, some drawings, including aerial photo maps, rock formations, scenery, etc.

US$80. bookID # 7999


LA CONDAMINE, M. de; A Succinct Abridgment of a Voyage made within the Inland Parts of South America from the Coasts of the South Sea to the Coasts of Brazil & Guiana, down the River of Amazonas. London, E. Withers, 1747, First edition in English, 8vo [22 x 13.5 cm]; xii, 108 pp, folding engraved map, with the half title page, contemporary marbled boards, leather spine, covers worn, joints repaired with leather, lacks front blank endpaper, map with old one inch tear repaired, interior is very good.

Sabin 38488. A French-Spanish expedition was sent to South America in 1736, to measure a degree of latitude in the area near Quito where the equator crossed, to determine the size and shape of the earth. The ten year expedition proved that the earth is flattened at the Poles. La Condamine returned by crossing Brazil via the Amazon. His narrative of his journey was of great importance, because for the first time the long course of the Amazon was traversed by a man of science capable of making astronomic observations, and determining longitudes.' [Borba de Moraes, I, 447] The fine engraved map of the Amazon and its tributaries accompanying the text was drawn by La Condamine himself, and is the first map in which the latitudes were observed and shown on the map. Cox ii, 273: 'La Condamine returned to the east coast of the continent by descending the Amazon, the first time it was accomplished by a scientist'. Hill 169: 'the greatest geographical event of the eighteenth century as regards South America. . . to measure one exact degree of meridian to determine the dimensions and shape of the earth. . . the work occupied eight years'. Goodman 495: 'A very useful abridgment of this indispensible work, entirely satisfactory for nearly all purposes'. Spain & Spanish America I, 369.

US$600. bookID # 13362


LA CONDAMINE, M. de; A Succinct Abridgment of a Voyage made within the Inland Parts of South America from the Coasts of the South Sea to the Coasts of Brazil & Guiana, down the River of Amazonas. London, E. Withers, 1747, First edition in English, 8vo [21x 13 cm]; xii, 108 pp, folding engraved map, with the half title page, contemporary full leather, spine worn, joints repaired, light foxing including on map, but mostly marginal, internally clean and very good.

Sabin 38488. A French-Spanish expedition was sent to South America in 1736, to measure the degree of latitude in the area near Quito where the equator crossed, to determine the size and shape of the earth. The ten year expedition proved that the earth is flattened at the Poles. La Condamine returned by crossing Brazil via the Amazon. His narrative of his journey was of great importance, because, for the first time, the long course of the Amazon was traversed by a man of science capable of making astronomic observations, and determining longitudes.' [Borba de Moraes, I, 447] The fine engraved map of the Amazon and its tributaries accompanying the text was drawn by La Condamine himself, and is the first map in which the latitudes were observed and shown on the map. Cox ii, 273: 'La Condamine returned to the east coast of the continent by descending the Amazon, the first time it was accomplished by a scientist'. Hill 169: 'the greatest geographical event of the eighteenth century as regards South America. . . to measure one exact degree of meridian to determine the dimensions and shape of the earth. . . the work occupied eight years'. Goodman 495: 'A very useful abridgment of this indispensable work, entirely satisfactory for nearly all purposes'. Spain & Spanish America I, 369.

US$800. bookID # 13853


LA CONDAMINE, M. de; Relation Abregee D'un Voyage Fait Dans L'interieur De L'amerique Meridionale. Depuis La Cote De La Mer du Sud, Jusqu'aux Cotes du Bresil & De La Guiane, En Descendant La Riviere Des Amazones [Voyage made within the Inland Parts of South-America . . .]. Paris, Chez la Veuve Pissot, 1745, First edition, 8vo [20.5 x 13 cm]; xvi, 216, [iv, privege du roi] pp, folding engraved map, errata, contemporary full tree calf, gilt spine title lettering on leather label, gilt spine decorations, all edges gilted, marbled endpapers, corners and spine end worn, small inkstamp on title page, interior quite clean and fine, cover very good.

Sabin 38484. A French-Spanish expedition was sent to South America in 1736, to measure a degree of latitude in the area near Quito where the equator crossed, to determine the size and shape of the earth. The ten year expedition proved that the earth is flattened at the Poles. La Condamine returned by crossing Brazil via the Amazon. His narrative of his journey was of great importance, because for the first time the long course of the Amazon was traversed by a man of science capable of making astronomic observations, and determining longitudes.' [Borba de Moraes, I, 446] The fine engraved map of the Amazon and its tributaries accompanying the text was drawn by La Condamine himself, and is the first map in which the latitudes were observed and shown on the map. Cox ii, 272. Hill 168.

US$900. bookID # 12417


LANDIVAR, Rafael, translated with an introduction by Graydon W. Regenos; Rafael Landivar's Rusticatio Mexicana [Mexican Country Scenes]. New Orleans, Middle American Research Institute, Tulane University of Louisiana, 1948, First edition in English in book form, 4to [26.5 x 20.5 cm]; [ii], 157-312 pp, plates from early sources, facsimile of orig title page, index, the introduction is in English, the text is in both the original Latin and in English translation, double columns, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, light cover wear, small light stain in a few outer margins, very good, solid and tight copy.

Originally published as part of the Middle American Research journal, the work describes early travel in Mexico and first published in Latin in 1782. The narrative includes the lakes of Mexico, Jorullo, waterfalls of Guatemala, cochineal, indigo production, beavers, mining, sugar, cattle, birds, animals, sports, etc with some historic illustrations, one of the Voladores (flyers) still practiced in Papantla near El Tajin, others include sugar mills.

US$60. bookID # 12090


LAURENCE, John; A New System of Agriculture; Being a Complete Body of Husbandry and Gardening in all parts of them, Husbandry in the Field and its Several Improvements; of Forest and Timber Trees, of the Fruit Garden, Kitchen Garden, Flower Garden, in Five Books. . .. London, Tho. Woodward, 1726, First edition, folio [32 x 22 cm]; [xxvi], 456 pp, engraved frontis being a birds' eye view of the house and garden of the Prince of Wales, 2 engraved plates (one a passion flower and fruit), engraved head and tail pieces, engraved initials, disbound without covers and only part of spine, old signature on title page, margin of frontis browned & a little chipped, very light foxing on few leaves, but clean, crisp, very good copy.

Henry 945. The author was one of the more celebrated gardening writers of his time. The work includes all aspects of fruit, vegetable and flower gardening and agriculture but with other topics such as creating fish pond, making bricks, quarries, mining, etc. Massachusetts Horticultural Society Catalogue 179. McDonald (Agricultural Writers) p. 168, where the title page is reproduced. See also Fussell, Old English Farming Books, p. 100.

US$850. bookID # 7411


LEECHMAN, Alleyne (editor); The British Guiana Handbook 1913; Containing General and Statistical Information Concerning the Colony, its Industries, Manufactures and Commerce. Georgetown, London, The Argosy; Dulau & Co., 1913, First edition, 8vo [21 x 14 cm]; x, 283, xii [ads from various companies in the colony, including illus] pp, frontis plate, numerous illustrations from photos on plates, tables, bibliog, index, original green cloth with gilt cover decoration, title lettering on cover and spine, very light foxing on title and few other leaves but very good +, clean and unmarked copy.

The preface is by J. B. Harrison, Frank Fowler and J. Wood Davis. A detailed survey of the colony which later became Guyana, covering history, geography, climate, geology, hygiene, the people, immigration, government, education, flora, fauna, agriculture, forests, mining, manufacturing, commerce, government regulations related to lands and mining, excursions that a traveler can take in the country, a section on statistics, including on birds, etc.

US$140. bookID # 12946


LINDSAY, Martin; Sledge; The British Trans-Greenland Expedition of 1934. London, Cassell and Company, [1935], First edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; xi, 342 pp, 49 photo plates by Andrew Croft, including folding panoramas and frontis, 5 maps including large colored folding map at end, plus line drwgs by Frank Wilson, tables, index, original blue cloth with gilt spine title lettering, some light foxing on edge and some leaves, very good solid and sound, clean copy, signature, signed by author on endpaper, dated March 4th, 1936.

A fascinating account of the 1,200-mile journey across Greenland from west to east with description of hardships and accomplishments including some scientific discoveries. Arctic Bibliography 10171: 'Based on the diaries of Lindsay, A. Croft and D. Godfrey; account of a three-man trip by sledge and skis under Lindsay's leadership May-Sept. 1934, across Greenland icecap in the region Jakabshavn-Kangerdlugassuaq; carrying out a survey exploring Watkins Mts. from the west and making measurements. Describes organization, finance, equipment, travel methods, dog-driving, weather, icecap, mountains, with a chapter on Croft's wintering 1933-34 on west coast.' Appendices include Geology by Gilbert Wilson, appendices on equipment, photography, rations, topography, measurements, etc.

US$190. bookID # 11437


LOMBARD, Thomas R.; The New Honduras; its Situation, Resources, Opportunities and Prospects, concisely stated from recent personal observations. Chicago, New York, Brentano's, 1887, First edition, 8vo [24 x 17 cm]; [ii], 102 pp, frontis from author's photo, 10 plates from author's sketches, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt title lettering, text in red borders, spine ends rubbed, interior fine and clean, in very good covers.

Welch 135. The author travelled extensively in the country, describing the cities and towns, climate, politics, agriculture, mining, railways, native people, trade, Yuscaran, etc. The attractive illustrations include Tegucigalpa, San Antonia village, mining, native huts, etc. Not traced in auction records of the last 30 years.

US$500. bookID # 11726


LOUDON, W. J.; A Canadian Geologist [Joseph Tyrrell]. Toronto, The Macmillan Company, 1930, First edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; x, 257 pp, frontis (port), music notation, index, original cloth, dj (slight wear at edge), first quarter of book has light dampstain in margin, else a near fine copy in bright cover, presentation copy signed by Mrs George Tyrrell.

The is the biography of Joseph Burr Tyrrell, pioneer Canadian geologist, who made major contributions to mining geology.

US$10. bookID # 6627


LOUDON, W. J.; A Canadian Geologist [Joseph Tyrrell]. Toronto, The Macmillan Company, 1930, First edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; x, 257 pp, frontis (port), music notation, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (light wear & chipped at edge), lightly foxed on few leaves & edge, else a near fine copy in bright cover, in very good dj, presentation copy signed by the author, dated 1932.

The is the biography of Joseph Burr Tyrrell, pioneer Canadian geologist, who made major contributions to mining geology.

US$20. bookID # 7480


LYON, Captain G. F.; The Private Journal of Captain G. F. Lyon of H. M. S. Hecla. London, John Murray, 1824, First edition, 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; xiii, [i, plate list], 468 pp, large folding map, 7 engraved plates including frontis, musical notations, later cloth with title lettering on paper spine labels, endpaper with tear, signature of John Stephens, 1839, on endpaper, light stains in outer margin of few leaves, minor foxing, interior very good, clean.

The book is considered one the best on the Eskimos [Inuit] and the north, recording an expedition to discover the northwest passage. The journal sets forth details of the expedition, especially concerning Eskimo life, which were not included in Parry's official account, The Journal of a Second Voyage. Hill 186: 'The author, accompanying Parry's second Arctic expedition in 1821-23, observed with great attention the habits of life and traits of character of the different tribes of the "Esquimaux". The Fury and Hecla sailed in 1821 in search of a northwest passage and succeeded in examining Repulse Bay and the Fury and Hecla Strait'. The fine plates are by Finden after drawings by Lyon. Lande 1291. Field 961. Sabin 42583. Arctic Bibliography 10531. TPL 1289.

US$280. bookID # 13336


LYON, Captain G. F.; The Private Journal of Captain G. F. Lyon of H. M. S. Hecla. London, John Murray, 1824, First edition, 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; xiii, [i, plate list], 468 pp, large folding map, 7 engraved plates including frontis, musical notations, with the half title page, later half calf and marbled boards, marbled edges, gilt title lettering on red leather spine label, light offsetting of plates to opposite page, a fine and clean copy, handsomely bound.

The book is considered one the best on the Eskimos [Inuit] and the north, recording an expedition to discover the northwest passage. The journal sets forth details of the expedition, especially concerning Eskimo life, which were not included in Parry's official account, The Journal of a Second Voyage. Hill 186: 'The author, accompanying Parry's second Arctic expedition in 1821-23, observed with great attention the habits of life and traits of character of the different tribes of the "Esquimaux". The Fury and Hecla sailed in 1821 in search of a northwest passage and succeeded in examining Repulse Bay and the Fury and Hecla Strait'. The fine plates are by Finden after drawings by Lyon. Lande 1291. Field 961. Sabin 42583. Arctic Bibliography 10531. TPL 1289.

US$430. bookID # 12651


MACFIE, Matthew; Vancouver Island and British Columbia; Their History, Resources and Prospects. London, Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts & Green, 1865, First edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; xxiii, 574 pp, 7 wood engraved illustrations including frontis, 2 folding hand colored maps, index, half title page, contemporary half leather, marbled boards and endpapers, gilt spine title lettering, boards rubbed with light wear, large map with old repair, interior clean and quite good with only slight foxing on few leaves, very good copy.

Lowther 255. Sabin 43253. TPL 4423. Lande 1312. Smith 6334. Waterston 127: 'In the wake of the west coast gold rush, an English clergyman who had lived in Victoria 1859-1864, published information of the perusal of merchants, statesmen, and intending emigrants. He discusses the proposed trans-continental railway as solving the problem of emigrant travel from the east and also comments on Indian customs'. Field 965: 'Many interesting details of the life and customs of the Northwestern Indian are given'. This is the first book published in England exclusively on Vancouver and British Columbia and covers geography, geology, topography, mines and mining, agriculture, productions, politics, railway, society, indigenous peoples, emigration for the whole area. There is an appendix on requirements of the voyage from England, rules of working gold mines, etc.

US$290. bookID # 11227


MAWE, John; Travels in the Gold and Diamond Districts of Brazil; describing the Methods of Working the Mines, the Natural Productions, Agriculture and Commerce and the Customs & Manners of the Inhabitants, with a brief Account of the Process . . . in Peru and Chile. London, Lonman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green, 1825, Second edition, although first edition with this title, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; xi, 493, [i, errata], [i, ads], 16 [publisher's ads] pp, 8 fine hand colored plates, including frontis, on 5 leaves, plus engraved map showing author's route, half title page is present, original boards, later spine, title lettering on spine label, corners worn, very slightly foxed, small name on endpaper, overall very good, sound and tight copy, with bright plates.

An important early travel narrative on Brazil with much on mining, agriculture, the cities, culture, customs, etc based on the author's extensive travels. The author later wrote several famous mineralogy books. Borba de Moraes 541, 3: 'The first de visu account of the gold and diamond mines in Brazil. . . This second edition [revised by the author based on new material he received] is much scarcer than the original edition of 1812. The plates are new and are colored. . . fresh details added'. The first edition of 1812 did not have the fine view plates colored. The plates include a view of Rio de Janeiro, cattle ranching, corn mill, topaz mine, washing diamonds, gold, etc. Abbey Travel 709 (citing this edition). Sabin 46991: 'The work of Mr. Mawe contains the first authentic information which the jealousy of the Portuguese Government ever allowed a foreigner to acquire respecting the universal treasures of the Brazils'. The book also contains an early description of Sao Paulo.

US$4200. bookID # 12918


MAWE, John; Travels in the Interior of Brazil, particularly in the Gold and Diamond Districts of that country; by Authority of the Prince Regent of Portugal, including a Voyage to the Rio de la Plata & a historical sketch of the Revolution of Buenos Aires. London, Lonman, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1812, First edition, 4to [29 x 22.5 cm]; vii, 366, [i, binding directions], [i, ads] pp, frontis, 9 engraved plates and map, including colored plate (complete), contemporary boards, gilt title lettering on leather spine label, cover worn, spine ends chipped, joints cracking, some small holes in pages, mostly marginal, but including part of image of few plates, good wide-margin copy.

An important early travel narrative on Brazil with much on mining, agriculture, the cities, culture, customs, etc based on the author's extensive travels. The author later wrote several famous mineralogy books. Borba de Moraes 541: 'The first de visu account of the gold and diamond mines in Brazil. . . the view of the Jaragua mining camp is the first landscape document which exists of the interior of Sao Paulo'. The plates include a view of washing for diamonds at Mandanga, gold washing at Jaragua, view of topaz mine at Capon, machinery, River Jigitonbonha, plates of minerals, diamonds, topaz, tourmaline, shells, etc., being some of the earliest views of the interior of Brazil. Abbey Travel 709. Sabin 46991: 'The work of Mr. Mawe contains the first authentic information which the jealousy of the Portuguese Government ever allowed a foreigner to acquire respecting the universal treasures of the Brazils'. Griffin 3858: 'Widely translated in several European languages, Mawe's was the first description by a foreigner of the mining regions of Brazil'. The book also contains an early description of Sao Paulo.

US$1800. bookID # 13082


MIGEOD, Frederick William Hugh; Through Nigeria to Lake Chad. London, Heath Cranton, 1924, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 14 cm]; 330 pp, 20 plates from photos, including frontis, some plates with two images, 2 foldout maps, other illustrations of face marks from drwgs, index, bibliog, original cloth with spine title lettering, covers a little rubbed and marked, newer endpapers, very good complete copy with only slight foxing at outer edge.

A narrative of the author's travels to Lake Chad by way of the Benue river, with a return journey along the northern frontier of Nigeria to Kano through semi-desert, and down the railway to Lagos, to study ethnology, especially the movements of tribes caused by the desiccation of the country. The author spent 25 years in the area, having conducted numerous expeditions, and provides detailed observations of the Lake Chad area, Niger Delta, Benue River to Ibi, Yola, Garua, Bornu, Dikoa, Ngala, Kukawa, River Yobe, Bedde Country, Katagum, Hadeija, Garun Gabbas, Machena, Gumel, Kano, etc, the peoples, geology, customs, much on face markings. The appendix includes vocabularies of local languages. Work 24.

US$290. bookID # 8328


MOORE, Ruth; The Earth We Live On; the Story of Geological Discovery. New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1956, First Edition, 8vo; xiv, 416, x, [i], illus, 24 plates, original cloth with vignette, fine.

US$1. bookID # 383


ORTON, James; The Andes and the Amazon; or Across the Continent of South America. New York, Harper & Brothers, 1871, , 8vo [21 x 14 cm]; xxiv, [25]-356 pp, frontis, illus, engraved plates, large folding map at rear, steel-engraved portrait of Colonel Staunton with the tissue guard, index, original cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and front cover, spine ends a little frayed, lower front cover worn with chip otherwise very good, minor foxing on few leaves but a clean copy, map untorn, the book is dedicated to Charles Darwin.

Borba de Moraes p 637. Sabin 57727. Welch 234. The journey across much of South America was mainly scientific (part of the Smithsonian expedition of 1867), studying the natural history, geography, geology and local society. There is some detail on the botany of the region, including the coca plant (cocaine), ('Thirty million pounds are annually consumed in South America. It is not, however, an opiate, but a powerful stimulant. With it, the Indian will perform prodigies of labor, travelling days without fatigue or food.'), together with a plate on it. The expedition started at Quayaquil, to Quito, over the Eastern and Western Cordilleras, through the forest on foot to Napo, down the Rio Napo by canoe to Pebas on the Maranon and by steamer to Para.

US$70. bookID # 9157


OWEN, David Dale; Report of a Geological Reconnoissance of the Chippewa Land District of Wisconsin and incidentally of a Portion of the Kickapoo Country, & of a part of Iowa and the Minnesota Territory. Washington, Senate, 30th Congress, 1st Session, document 57, 1848, First edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; 134 pp, 37 plates including 23 tinted lithographed plates and 14 hand colored folding sections, large hand colored map in rear pocket, modern red morocco backed black pebbled boards with gilt title lettering on red leather label on front cover and on spine, lightly foxed on few leaves but a near fine copy.

Sabin 58007. The tinted plates are of view and scenes in the area.

US$150. bookID # 6997


PUMPELLY, Raphael; Across America and Asia; Notes of a Five Years' Journey Around the World and of a Residence in Arizona, Japan and China. New York, Leypoldt & Holt, 1870, Second edition, revised, 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; xvi, 454 pp, 25 illustrations including frontis (photo-lithograph of Buddha at Kamakura) and other full page plates, 4 of these being tinted facsimiles of Japanese woodcuts, 4 maps (3 folding, 1 hand colored), fldg table of gold placers, original pictorial gilt cloth, gilt lettering on spine, spine ends chipped & frayed, corners worn, title page and few other leaves foxed, good copy, clean.

Cordier p. 2134. Howes P647. Smith P101. The author was a Harvard University professor and a mining engineer in the employ of the Chinese and Japanese governments. The appearance of the article on Japanese art in this book, written by John La Farge, was the first in an American book and includes examples of Japanese woodblock prints. The initial part of the book is on the American west, particularly Arizona, but most of the book describes the geology, scenery, politics, people, etc of Japan, China as well as Central Asia and Siberia. With interesting illustrations. Later printings had inferior reproductions of the plates of Japanese woodcuts.

US$50. bookID # 6674


RICKARD, T. A.; Journeys of Observation. San Francisco, Dewey Publishing Company, 1907, First edition in book form, first issue, 'author's edition', large 8vo [24.5 x 17 cm]; 2 volumes in one, xvi, 255; vii, 130 pp, frontis with tissue guard, maps, 142 illustrations photos, mostly full-page, 40 illustrations from drawings, tables, title printed in red and black, maps, original pictorial cloth, top edge gilted, lightly worn at edges, else a near fine, clean copy.

The first work is Among the Mines of Mexico, being the record of a journey from New York to Mexico, together with a description of the mining industry of El Oro, Pachuca and Guanajuato, as observed in 1905. The second work is Across the San Juan Mountains, being the account of a ride over the mountainous mining regions of Southwestern Colorado in 1902. Both works were originally published in the Engineering and Mining Journal which the author edited, and although the emphasis is on mining in the regions, includes much on conditions, geography, geology, economy, customs, working conditions, etc. Cole 349 (American Travellers in Mexico). Very well illustrated from photos and drawings, including the people, markets, views, roads through the mountains, geology, mining equipment, etc.

US$80. bookID # 13803


RICKARD, T. A.; Journeys of Observation. San Francisco, Dewey Publishing Company, 1907, First edition in book form, first issue, 'author's edition', large 8vo [24.5 x 17 cm]; 2 volumes in one, xvi, 255; vii, 130 pp, frontis with tissue guard, maps, 142 illustrations photos, mostly full-page, 40 illustrations from drawings, tables, title printed in red and black, maps, original pictorial cloth, top edge gilted, cover lightly rubbed but a fine copy, clean with large margins, untrimmed, presentation copy from the author, dated 1913 and bookplate of Edward Thurston on endpaper.

The first work is Among the Mines of Mexico, being the record of a journey from New York to Mexico, together with a description of the mining industry of El Oro, Pachuca and Guanajuato, as observed in 1905. The second work is Across the San Juan Mountains, being the account of a ride over the mountainous mining regions of Southwestern Colorado in 1902. Both works were originally published in the Engineering and Mining Journal which the author edited, and although the emphasis is on mining in the regions, includes much on conditions, geography, geology, economy, customs, working conditions, etc. Cole 349 (American Travellers in Mexico). Very well illustrated from photos and drawings, including the people, markets, views, roads through the mountains, geology, mining equipment, etc.

US$130. bookID # 7802


RODWAY, James; Guiana: British, Dutch and French. London, T. Fisher Unwin, 1912, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; 318 pp, frontis, numerous plates from photos, folding color map, with short tear, bibliog, index, title page printed in red and black, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, edges rubbed, small signature on upper margin of title page, minor foxing on first few margins, else clean, very good.

The author describes in detail the people, scenery, nature, geology, villages, history, etc. Many of the plates are of indigenous peoples, also buildings, sugar mill, scenery, etc.

US$35. bookID # 12633


RODWAY, James; Guiana: British, Dutch and French. London, T. Fisher Unwin, 1912, First edition, first issue with the gilt crest on cover, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; 318 pp, frontis, numerous plates from photos, folding color map, with short tear, bibliog, index, original decorated gilt cloth, light shelfwear, else very good+, clean and unmarked.

The author describes in detail the people, scenery, nature, geology, villages, history, etc. Many of the plates are of indigenous peoples, also buildings, sugar mill, scenery, etc.

US$50. bookID # 1008


RODWAY, James; Guiana: British, Dutch and French. London, T. Fisher Unwin, 1921, , 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; 318 pp, frontis, numerous plates from photos, folding color map, bibliog, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, bookplate removed from endpaper, very good+, clean throughout.

The author describes in detail the people, scenery, nature, geology, villages, history, etc. Many of the plates are of indigenous peoples, also buildings, sugar mill, scenery, etc.

US$30. bookID # 12634


RUIZ, Hipolito; The Journals of Hipolito Ruiz; Spanish Botanist in Peru and Chile 1777 - 1788. Portland, Oregon, Timber Press, [1998], First edition in English, translated from the original Spanish, 4to [27 x 20 cm]; 357 pp, frontis (portrait of author), 11 colored plates of maps and plans, other illustrations from original sources, appendix of medicinal plant names, index of plant names, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (not clipped), fine and clean, unmarked.

Translated by famous Harvard botanist, Richard Evans Schultes, who had spent much time in the same regions explored by Ruiz, and Maria Jose Nemry von Thenen de Jaramillo-Arango, and transcribed from the original manuscripts by Jaime Jaramillo-Arango, this work provides the first description from the diaries of Ruiz, one of the earliest botanical explorers and plant hunters in South America, who spent 11 years in forests, mountains, villages of Chile and Peru. Besides the descriptions of 2,000 plants, Ruiz provides fascinating descriptions of the landscape, weather, native cultures, geography, geology, living conditions, etc. The first Spanish scientific expedition in South America, rich in detail.

US$28. bookID # 13106


SIBREE, James; A Naturalist in Madagascar; A Record of Observation Experiences and Impressions made during a period of over Fifty Years' Intimate Association with the Natives and Study of the Animal & Vegetable Life of the Island. London, Seeley, Service & Co, 1915, First Edition, 8vo [23 x 16]; 320, [16, ads] pp, frontis, illus, plates, 3 maps (1 folding), index, original pictorial green cloth, with gilt lizard on front cover & gilt spine title lettering, top edge gilted, fine, clean copy, sound and tight, in dust jacket (small tears at edge, spine end & corners bit chipped).

British Museum Natural History Catalogue 1190. Wood 568. An important work covering all parts of the country on flora, fauna, ecology, climate, jungles, geology as well as the native peoples. Sibree spent about 50 years on the island, this being the first authoritative work on the subject in a country now undergoing rapid development and loss of wildlife. The first edition in nice jacket.

US$250. bookID # 13073


SMITH, Herbert H., illustrated from sketches by J. Wells Champney and others; Brazil; the Amazons and the Coast. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1879, First Edition, thick 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; xv, 644, [4, ads] pp, numerous illustrations, folding map, index, original pictorial cloth, gilt lettering on front cover and spine, rear cover with small stain, front internal hinge cracked, edge wear, interior is clean, very good, with a loose card reading 'compliments of Francis Hart & Co., Printers'.

Sabin 82720, Borba de Moraes p 816. Goodman 642: 'The work of an American naturalist, who explored most of the major regions of Brazil between 1868 and 1874; he was attracted by the great variety of flora and fauna in that country.' Smith first came to Brazil as part of the Morgan expedition in 1870 and returned in 1874. He had a keen insight into the local political and economic conditions. This classic travel description is much sought after. A London edition was published later the same year. It gives a very detailed account, including much on the rivers, natural history, agriculture and the Indians. The appendix is on the geology and physical geography of the Amazons Valley.

US$180. bookID # 13741


SOLA, A. E. Ironmonger; Klondyke: Truth and Facts of the New El Dorado. London, The Mining and Geographical Institute, [1897], First edition, large 8vo [27.5 x 19 cm]; [i, ad], [xii], 92. [93-102, ads] pp, frontis (port. signed by the author in the plate), 25 plates from photos, 4 maps at end, including one folding (although only 3 called for in list), original pictorial gilt cloth with graphic skeleton grasping a pot of gold, gilt lettering on front cover and spine, old endpaper signature, small tape stains on endpaper, near fine, gilt bright, interior clean and fine.

Wickersham 4414. Ricks p. 207. Howes S749. Arctic Bibliography 16441: "Drawn from the author's observations during nearly four years' prospecting in the Klondike, and from reports of Canadian government officials. Information on routes, mining regulations, methods of placer mining, occurrence of gold, advice on clothing, staking claims, Indians, game, agriculture, etc, with a narrative of the author's experiences." The author doesn't seem to have found much gold himself but documents the Gold Rush quite well for others. The ads are interesting, relating to gold fields elsewhere, equipment, mining, mining tools with engraved illustrations.

US$165. bookID # 12248


ST. JOHN, Harold; A Botanical Exploration of the North Shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrence Including an Annotated List of the Species of Vascular Plants. Ottawa, Canada Department of Mines, Victoria Memorial Museum, 1922, First edition, 8vo [25 x 16.5 cm]; [ii], iii, 130 pp, 6 plates including frontis from photos, 2 folding colored maps in rear pocket, index, original heavy paper printed wraps, signature in upper title margin, few penciled notes in margin, spine a bit chipped, very good.

Published as memoir 126, biological series. The work includes the geology, physiography, climate, history of botanical exploration, oxylophytes, calcicoles, glossary of terms, species, bibliography, list of new species and varieties, taxonomic revisions, etc.

US$22. bookID # 12885


STEPHENSON, William B.; The Land of Tomorrow. New York, George H. Doran Company, 1919, First Edition, sm 8vo; xviii, 19 - 240 pp, frontis, illus, original pictorial cloth, rubbing at edges, corners worn, good clean copy.

Wicks 210; Wickersham 2228. Travels through Alaska, describing nature, conditions, geology, people, etc.

US$5. bookID # 1504


STRONG, Richard P. (editor); The African Republic of Liberia and the Belgian Congo; Based on the Observations Made and Material Collected During the Harvard African Expedition 1926 - 1927. Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1930, First Edition, 4to [27 x 20 cm]; 2 volumes, xxvi, 568; ix, 569 - 1064 pp, 476 illustrations (some color printed plates) text figures, 9 maps, original crimson cloth, gilt lettering, some minor edge wear, one corner bit frayed, some leaves slightly rippled else a very good,clean set.

A most interesting survey of Liberia and Belgian Congo related to medical and natural conditions. Much of the travel was by foot across Africa. The first volume deals mainly with social and medical conditions, and especially of the little known inhabitants of tribal Liberia and their living conditions but also covers geology, flora, zoology. The second volume is a comprehensive survey of the natural history, with emphasis on birds, mammal, insects and reptiles. Very well illustrated. Not often found with both dust jackets and author's signature. Strong, professor of tropical medicine at Harvard, was accompanied by otgher physicians and zoologists on the expedition. Conover 659.

US$35. bookID # 885


STRONG, Richard P. (editor); The African Republic of Liberia and the Belgian Congo; Based on the Observations Made and Material Collected During the Harvard African Expedition 1926 - 1927. Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1930, First Edition, 4to [27 x 20 cm]; 2 volumes, xxvi, 568; ix, 569 - 1064 pp, 476 illustrations (some color printed plates) text figures, 9 maps, orig crimson cloth, gilt lettering, dust jackets (rubbed, chipped with one having large section missing), else a fine clean set, with a presentation inscription on the author's card, signed by author to Horace Binney, paperclipped to title with rust mark.

A most interesting survey of Liberia and Belgian Congo related to medical and natural conditions. Much of the travel was by foot across Africa. The first volume deals mainly with social and medical conditions, and especially of the little known inhabitants of tribal Liberia and their living conditions but also covers geology, flora, zoology. The second volume is a comprehensive survey of the natural history, with emphasis on birds, mammal, insects and reptiles. Very well illustrated. Not often found with both dust jackets and author's signature. Strong, professor of tropical medicine at Harvard, was accompanied by other physicians and zoologists on the expedition. Conover 659.

US$210. bookID # 7714


TRINKLER, Emil; The Stormswept Roof of Asia by Yak, Camel & Sheep Caravan in Tibet, Chinese Turkistan & Over the Kara-Koram. Paris, J. B. Lippincott Company, [1931], First American edition, 8vo [22 x 15.5 cm]; 312 pp, 27 illustrations from photos on 16 plates, frontis, foldout map showing author's route, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, spine faded, light cover wear, very good, clean sound copy.

A narrative of the geologist author's expedition to Central Asia in 1927-8 with good description of the peoples, scenery, geology, living conditions, nature, etc. He travelled from Srinagar to Kargil to Leh, Kashgar, Kunlun, the Taklamakan Desert, Yarkand, Karakoram mountains, etc. Yakushi T102b.

US$100. bookID # 7929


TRISTRAM, H. B.; The Land of Israel; a Journal of Travels in Palestine, Undertaken with Special Reference to its Physical Character. London, SPCK, 1866, Second edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; xx, 656 pp, 4 fine plates printed in colors (chromolithographs), including frontis, 8 other plates, numerous engraved illustrations in text, 2 folding maps (one of Holy Land with the author's routes printed in red, other colored map, original pictorial gilt cloth, spine with elaborate gilt design & gilt title lettering, title label lightly chipped, internal hinge cracked but firm, few leaves lightly foxed, else clean, very good overall.

A very well illustrated and detailed account of the author's extensive travels in the Holy Land with observations on life, customs, peoples, scenes, buildings, geology, wildlife and nature, including areas which were normally inaccessible in those days, especially in the Dead Sea area and surroundings. The author wrote a number of highly respected books on the area. The first edition was 1865. This edition has index of subjects and geography, index of natural history, index to scripture. Roehricht 2798. Tobler 203.

US$160. bookID # 13563


TRISTRAM, H. B.; The Land of Israel; a Journal of Travels in Palestine, Undertaken with Special Reference to its Physical Character. London, SPCK, 1882, Fourth edition, revised, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; xx, 651 pp, 4 fine plates printed in colors, including frontis, 8 other plates, numerous engraved illustrations in text, 2 folding maps (one of Holy Land with the author's routes printed in red, other color map of the Dead Sea), index, original pictorial gilt cloth, spine with elaborate gilt design & gilt title lettering, partly unopened, lightly rubbed at edges, map with crease else near fine.

A very well illustrated and detailed account of the author's extensive travels in the Holy Land with observations on life, customs, peoples, scenes, buildings, geology, wildlife and nature, including areas which were normally inaccessible in those days, especially in the Dead Sea area and surroundings. The author wrote a number of highly respected books on the area. The first edition was 1865. This edition has index of subjects and geography, index of natural history, index to scripture. Roehricht 2798. Tobler 203.

US$90. bookID # 7266


TRISTRAM, H. B. [Henry Baker]; The Great Sahara: Wanderings South of the Atlas Mountains. London, John Murray, 1860, First edition, 8vo [21 x 14 cm]; xiv, [i, list of illus], 435, 32 [publisher's ads dated Dec. 1860] pp, complete with 11 plates including frontis of Oasis of El Kantara, 2 folding colored maps including large one at end (short tear), other illus, title page vignette, orig pictorial gilt cloth, gilt spine title lettering, part of spine cloth is lightened, bookplate removed from endpaper, internal hinge cracked but firm, very good overall, interior clean & near fine, inscribed by author 'with the author's best regards'.

The author had travelled extensively in the middle east, Holy Land and North Africa. After describing his detailed preparations, the author describes his travels south from Algiers through northwest Africa, with much on the peoples, conditions, customs, celebrations, feasts, ruins, language, etc. The appendices including mammals, birds, reptiles, mollusca, plants collected, geology, geography, history of the Sahara. One of the maps shows caravan routes, the large map shows author's route in red.

US$450. bookID # 12535


UMLAUFT, F.; The Alps. London, Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1889, First edition, large 8vo [25 x 17 cm]; xii, 523 pp, frontis with tissue guard, 2 foldout colored maps, 110 illustrations including 30 full-page plates, all from drwgs, tables, index of places, mountains, rivers, etc, original pictorial cloth, rubbed, spine darkened but gilt spine title lettering visible, minor foxing in few margins, but a very good sound copy.

'Professor Umlauft is, as far as I am able to ascertain, the first writer who has collected into one work, not only the topography of the entire range of the Alps, but also an account of the scientific, historical, and ethnological features of the great mountain system' (Lousa Brough, preface). Includes chapters on flora and fauna, geology, alpine roads and railways, avalanches and glaciers, etc.

US$100. bookID # 7459


VEATCH, A. C., with introduction by Lord Murray of Elibank; Quito to Bogota. New York, George H. Doran, [1917], First American Edition, 8vo [22.5 x 14 cm]; xxii, 23 - 338 pp, frontis, full page illustrations from photos, 3 folding maps at end, original cloth, gilt lettering, spine faded, light foxing on a few leaves, else very good sound copy.

Travels in Ecuador and Columbia, with much on geology, geography, nature, etc.

US$22. bookID # 3312


VEATCH, A. C., with introduction by Lord Murray of Elibank; Quito to Bogota. London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1917 [1923], First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; xxii, 23 - 338 pp, frontis, full page illustrations from photos, 3 folding maps at end, original red cloth, gilt lettering, near fine and clean.

Welch 85. Travels in Ecuador and Columbia, with much on geology, geography, nature, etc. This copy has the Publisher's Note tipped in, stating, 'This work was originally planned for publication in 1917, but owing to the War, its publication in Great Britain has been postponed until now, June, 1923', this note is absent in most copies, giving the appearance that the book was published in 1917 as stated on the title page.

US$50. bookID # 7016


WALLACE, Dillon; Beyond the Mexican Sierras. Chicago, A. C. McClurg & Co., 1910, First edition, 8vo [21 x 14 cm]; xxxv, 301 pp, 75 plates from photos, including frontis, large colored folding map, index, original green cloth, white title lettering on spine and cover, spine slightly faded, lettering clear, clean, unmarked, near fine copy.

The author of "The Lure of the Labrador Wild", and other books, describes his extensive travels in western Mexico, from San Blas, Santiago River, Tepic, Mexcaltatan, Mazatlan, including many small towns, Canelas, Tepehuanes, Monterey, Altata, Santiago Ixcuintla, etc, with descriptions of peoples, customs, conditions, agriculture, mining, haciendas, indigenous peoples. The fine detailed map shows roads, railroads, towns, etc. Cole 447 (American Travellers to Mexico): 'An interesting account with many good photographs'.

US$50. bookID # 13786


WALTHAM, Tony; Caves. [London], Macmillan, [1974], First Edition, 4to [24 x 20 cm]; 249 pp, over 200 illustrations in bw and color, charts, diagrams, maps, original cloth, fine in lightly worn dj.

Covers all aspects of caves and caving including their development, their role in prehistoric times, animal life, and all major caves of the world.

US$2. bookID # 2735


WELLS, James W.; Exploring and Traveling Three Thousand Miles Through Brazil from Rio De Janeiro to Maranhao, with an Appendix Containing Statistics and Observations on Climate, Railways, Central Sugar Factories, Mining Commerce and Finance. . .Physical Geography. London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1886, First edition, 8vo [21.5 x 14.5 cm]; 2 volumes, xix, 411; xii, 386, [32, publisher's ads dated October 1885] pp, 2 frontispieces, numerous illustrations including full-page, 5 maps including 2 folding and in color, tables, index, original blue cloth, gilt spine title lettering, stains on cover, light wear, one volume with short tears in lower margin, not affecting text, interior is clean, unmarked and near fine, hinges fine, covers good, solid copy.

Borba de Moraes p. 938 cites only the second printing. Welch 48. Naylor 284. An interesting narrative based on many years of travels in all parts of Brazil , including the gold districts of Minas Gerais, and through Bahia and Maranhão, with some emphasis on the geography, productions, economy, people, customs, food, etc. There are detailed appendices on surveys the author undertook, climate, gold and diamond mining in Brazil, railways, sugar factories, economic prospects, physical geography, with detailed statistical tables. The many illustrations are mostly from drawings, a few are photo-engravings.

US$270. bookID # 13739


WELLS, James W.; Exploring and Traveling Three Thousand Miles Through Brazil from Rio De Janeiro to Maranhao, with an Appendix Containing Statistics and Observations on Climate, Railways, Central Sugar Factories, Mining Commerce and Finance. . .Physical Geography. London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1886, First edition, 8vo [21.5 x 14.5 cm]; 2 volumes, xix, 411; xii, 386, [32, publisher's ads dated October 1885] pp, 2 frontispieces, numerous illustrations including full-page, 5 maps including 2 folding and in color, tables, index, contemporary half leather, boards, marbled edges and endpapers, gilt spine title lettering, joints lightly rubbed, internal hinges cracked but firm, 6 leaves with small stain in lower margin, far from text, without the usual foxing, very good+.

Borba de Moraes p. 938 cites only the second printing. Welch 48. Naylor 284. An interesting narrative based on many years of travels in all parts of Brazil , including the gold districts of Minas Gerais, and through Bahia and Maranhão, with some emphasis on the geography, productions, economy, people, customs, food, etc. There are detailed appendices on surveys the author undertook, climate, gold and diamond mining in Brazil, railways, sugar factories, economic prospects, physical geography, with detailed statistical tables. The many illustrations are mostly from drawings, a few are photo-engravings.

US$450. bookID # 12672


WHYMPER, Edward; Travels Amongst the Great Andes of the Equator. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1892, First American edition, 8vo [23.5 x 17 cm]; xxvi, 456, 20 plates, 118 illus, 4 folding maps including and one in rear pocket (short splits at folds), tables, appendices, index, original pictorial cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover top edge gilted, cover a little lightly spotted at edge, 5 margins lightly stained, very good sound and solid copy.

Welch 111. Neate W66: 'This book was the first of the few great classics of South American mountaineering literature, equaled only by books like De Agostini's Andes Patagonicos. It remains essential reading for anyone visiting Ecuador'. Whymper was the first to ascend the Matterhorn and his Scrambles amongst the Alps is the most famous mountaineering book. Whymper's book on the Andes is less well-known but more important scientifically. Very well-illustrated and includes significant information on the natural history and geology of the area. One of the few nineteenth century books on Ecuador, describing the people, nature, scenery, cities, etc. Goodman 595: 'A solid, lengthy account of his experiences in climbing the peaks, including Cotopaxi and Chimborazo, with extensive botanical information.' He climbed 6 peaks over 15,000 feet. The maps include Quito plan, province of Quito, map of Ecuador, etc.

US$150. bookID # 12316


WILLIAMS, J. J.; The Isthmus of Tehuantepec; being the Results of a Survey for a Railroad to Connect the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, made by the Scientific Commission under the Direction of Major J.G. Barnard, U.S. Engineers. New York, D. Appleton & Co, 1852, First Edition, 8vo [23.5 x 15 cm]; 295, [errata slip] pp, 14 tinted or partly colored plates by Sarony including frontis, tissue guards, geological section plate, folding chart, folding map, tables, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt spine title lettering is clear, small light stain on cover, lightly rubbed, lightly foxed, mainly to tissue guards, faint small erasure on title margin, overall very good, sound and solid copy.

The work was commissioned by the Tehuantepec Railroad Company of New York to propose an interoceanic railway. Reports on geography, topography, geology, economy, climate, animals, flora, illustrated with attractive plates and the often lacking errata slip. With much on southern Mexico especially Veracruz and Oaxaca. Sabin 3480. Bryan 91. Palau 375712

US$320. bookID # 12890


YOUNG, R. T. [Robert Thompson]; Biology in America. Boston, Richard G. Badger, [1922], First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 16 cm]; 509 pp, frontis portrait of Audubon, 229 illustrations, mostly photos, some drawings, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, cover lightly worn, small name on upper endpaper, very good, interior is quite clean, unmarked and near fine.

A survey, covering all aspects, including early biologists, explorers and travelers, collectors, institutions, geology, experimental biology, color in nature, aquatic biology, relation to medicine, etc. Very well-illustrated.

US$2. bookID # 13470


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