Rare, antiquarian, used, unusual & out-of-print books on North American travels & voyages, for sale 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


ADAMS, Alice; Mexico; Some Travels and Some Travelers There. New York, Prentice Hall Press, [1990], First edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; xix, 216 pp, illus, original cloth backed boards, gilt spine title lettering, dj (price clipped, lightly used but still quite good), near fine, clean and unmarked.

'It reminds me of the diaries of Virginian Woolf, in that the whole adds up to so much more than the sum of the parts' [from the introduction by travel writer Jan Morris]. A fine retrospective and inspiring narrative based on the novelist author's thirty years of travels through Mexico. The true first edition.

US$15. bookID # 13882


AGASSIZ, Louis; Lake Superior: Physical Character, Vegetation, and Animals, compared with those of other and Similar Regions, with a Narrative of the Tour by J. Elliot Cabot and Contributions by other Scientific Gentlemen; Elegantly Illustrated. Boston, Gould, Kendall and Lincoln, 1850, First Edition, 8vo [24.5 x 16 cm]; x, [ii], [9] - 428, [xx, publisher's ads including for author's other book, including illustrations in ads] pp, complete with 17 lithographed plates (including frontis and map), tissue guards, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt spine title lettering, spine lightly faded but lettering clear, cover bit rubbed, loose bookplate of W. H. A. Davies, founder of first public library in Canada, light foxing on some margins, near fine, interior clean.

TPL 3044. Howes A89 (rated the book as "quite rare"). Sabin 506: The most complete work on this comparatively unknown region. Now scarce." Meisel III, 457. BM Nat Hist Catalog, I, 19. Agassiz was one of the most famous naturalists of the 19th century and wrote extensively on fish, glaciers, etc. This book describes a scientific expedition to the Lake Superior region, then relatively unknown, under the direction of Agassiz. Other scientists wrote specific chapters (John Leconte on the Coleoptera, J. E. Cabot on the birds, Thaddeus William Harris on the insects, A. A. Gould on shells). Eight of the plates are scenes, finely drawn on the spot by Cabot. The other plates are of natural history subjects (fish, reptiles, insects). An interesting, scarce and famous book.

US$800. bookID # 12967


ANON, ; Niagara In Summer and Winter; The Largest and Most Complete Collections of Views of this Superb Natural Wonder Ever Compiled. Niagara Falls, NY, The Nicklis Co, nd[1920's ?], , oblong 4to [23 x 31 cm]; [lvi], 56 plates from photos, each with description at bottom, title page vignette photo, original pictorial and decorated embossed wraps, light wear at spine, small crease at corner, light stain in outer margin of bottom corner, very good.

Dow p. 1265. Interesting photos of the area including streetcar, trains, panorama view.

US$10. bookID # 2954


ANON, ; The Columbian Atlas of the World containing Large-scale Colored maps of each State and Territory in the United States, Provinces of Canada, Every Foreign Country, the Continents and their Subdivisions. Buffalo, NY, Garretson, Cox and Company, 1897, , folio [37 x 31 cm or 14.5 x 12 inches]; 159 pp, 156 pages of colored maps, charts, including many double page, title printed in red and black, original blue pictorial gilt and blind-stamped cloth, gilt title lettering on cover, a little worn at spine ends, corners, very good+ clean and sound copy.

This is not to be confused with the Columbian World's Fair atlas nor the Columbian Atlas of the World We Live In, which was in much smaller format. This atlas is quite large and filled with very detailed colored maps, starting with fine double-page maps of the world and of North America. The maps of the USA include the whole country, individual states and city maps showing streets (Boston, NY city, Brooklyn, Buffalo, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Chicago, Detroit, St. Paul, Minneapolis, St. Louis, St. Joseph, Kansas city, New Orleans, San Francisco from Rand McNally Co, plus others as insets). Canadian maps include country, provinces and territories, some provinces showing counties. Other maps include: Mexico, Central America, West Indies, South America (plus other maps of regions of South America), Europe and individual countries, Polar area, Asia, double-page of Palestine with Jerusalem inset, Turkey and its provinces, Indochina, India, Japan, Persia, double of Africa showing colonial borders, South Africa, Egypt with Cairo inset, North Africa, Abyssinia, Australia, New Zealand, etc, plus other charts. Maps have city, province, county indexes in margins.

US$120. bookID # 12789


ARCHER, W. J. (editor); Mexican Petroleum. New York, Pan American Petroleum & Transport Company, 1922, First edition, 12mo [19.5 x 13.5 cm]; xiv, 300 pp, frontis (portrait), hundreds of illustrations from photos, large folding colored map in rear pocket, tables, index, original limp simulated leather, gilt title lettering and vignette on cover, cover lightly rubbed, number in corner of endpaper, interior quite clean and not foxed, interior is fine in very good cover.

Besides the detailed description of the oil industry in Mexico, there is some related material on the people and topography, and a large amount of detailed statistical data and tables.

US$35. bookID # 10673


AUDUBON, John W.; biographical memoir by his daughter Maria R. Audubon; Audubon's Western Journal: 1849-1850; Being the Ms. Record of a Trip from New York to Texas and an Overland Journey Through Mexico and Arizona to the Gold-fields of California. Cleveland, The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1906, First edition thus, 8vo [25 x17 cm]; 249, [x, publisher's catalogue tipped in at rear] pp, frontis (port), plates, folding map of Audubon's route, index, original cloth is lightened by stain and has become very faded, gilt spine title lettering, tissue guard is lightly foxed, else internally clean copy, aside from faded cover its a very good copy.

Howes A390. Clark III, 268. Graff 111. Audubon, the son of the famous bird artist and ornithologist, and an artist in his right, provides a detailed travel narrative. He was part of Webb's California expedition. Originally printed in 1852, which was part of a contemplated larger work but was abandoned from lack of encouragement (Howes). the 1906 edition was expanded and re-titled.

US$90. bookID # 7131


BAERLEIN, Henry; Mexico The Land of Unrest, Being Chiefly an Account of What Produced the Outbreak in 1910, together with the Story of the Revolutions to this Day. London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., 1914, Second edition, first published in 1913, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; l, 461 pp, frontis, folding colored map at end, numerous illustrations from photos, index, original green cloth with gilt lettering on front cover and spine, top edge gilted, lightly rubbed at lower edge, very light foxing on few leaves, but overall a clean near fine sound copy..

This edition has an additional 36 page preface explaining further events. Given the continued unrest, its worth reading to better understand the causes of the problems in Mexico.

US$40. bookID # 6204


BAIRD, Spencer, John Cassin, George N. Lawrence; Reports of Explorations & Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable & Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean, . . . in 1854-5. Volume IX. General Reports Upon Zoology of Several Railroad Routes Birds. Washington, House of Representatives, 1858, , 4to [30 x 24 cm]; lvi, 1005 pp, numerous tables, index, contemporary leather-backed boards, rubbed, edge wear, joint cracking but strong, spine title lettering faded, interior is quite clean and very good.

This report was reprinted verbatim for the Cassin bird book, The Birds of North America, published 1860, that became a classic work on the birds of the western US. Zimmer 646: 'The most important work on North American birds up to its date since Audubon and Wilson. The work consist of a critical, descriptive account of all the birds of North America, north of Mexico, and is not restricted to the species collected by the Pacific Railroad Surveys'. Hasse p. 62. Goetzmann, Army Exploration in the American West: 'The massive volumes of the Pacific Railroad Reports represented the combined efforts of the topographical engineers and a sizable contingent of the country's foremost scientists. Not since Napoleon had taken his company of savants into Egypt had the world seen such an assemblage of scientists and technicians marshaled under one banner'.

US$70. bookID # 11519


BANCROFT, Griffing; Lower California: A Cruise; The Flight of the Least Petrel. New York and London, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1932, First edition, 8vo [24 x 17 cm]; xi, 403 pp, frontis, 43 illustrations from photos on plates, large folding map of Baja California (tear at stub), index, original cloth, title lettering on spine and cover, spine lightly marked, name on rear endpaper, title is lightly foxed, interior quite clean and very good.

A narrative of the author's extensive travels along both coasts of Baja California, with good descriptions of the many towns and settlements, conditions, etc.

US$18. bookID # 12094


BARBOUR, George M.; Florida for Tourists, Invalids, and Settlers; containing Practical Information regarding climate, soil and productions, cities, towns and people, the culture of the orange and other tropical fruits, farming and gardening, scenery, resorts, sport, etc. New York, D. Appleton and Company, 1882, First Edition, 8vo [19.5 x 13 cm]; [iv], 310 pp [xii, ads], frontis of Florida orange grove, large folding map with outline color, 38 illus, including full-page, tables, original red cloth with decorations in black and gilt, gilt lettering on front cover and spine, decorative endpapers, rubbed at edges, tear of map repaired on the back with tissue, else a near fine tight copy in very good cover with gilt bright.

Cundall 847 cites the 1884 issue only. Not in Sabin or Howes. The Library of Congress catalogue shows this as the earliest printing, also lists a number of later printings. The author first travelled to Florida with General Ulysses S. Grant, as a correspondent of the Chicago Times. He later settled there, travelling extensively throughout the state and writes objectively of what he saw. The illustrations include early scenes of the Florida Keys, Pensacola, Fort Barrancas, Jacksonville, St. Augustine, etc as well as vegetation, fruit trees, buildings, campsite, sugar-mill, etc.

US$120. bookID # 7197


BARTRAM, William; Travels Through North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida, the Cherokee Country . . . Containing an Account of the Soil and Natural Productions of those Regions, together with Observations on the Manners of the Indians. London, J. Johnson, 1792, First London edition, 8vo [22 x 13.5 cm]; xxiv, 520, [xii, index] pp, engraved frontis of Mico Chlucco the Long Warrior or King of the Seminoles, 7 engraved plates ( 5 of flowers, including folding), folding map of East Florida (upper edge trimmed to border), contemporary full calf, rebacked preserving original spine & boards, gilt spine title lettering, spine ends bit chipped, armorial endpaper bookplate, light cover wear, light margin stain on few leaves, small spot on frontis, else near fine, sound & clean.

Hunt 722, Pritzel 447, Howes B220. Sabin 3870: "Only the title page was changed from the 1st edition. Unequaled for the vivid picturesqueness of its description of nature, scenery and productions." Cox ii, p164:"This book of travels is famous both for its worth and for its associations with Wordsworth and Coleridge. Bartram presented the American landscape, especially in its tropical aspects, to the earlier romanticists, as Chateaubriand did to the succeeding generation. While Bartram loved to parade his knowledge of botanical nomenclature, he leaves plenty of room for a fascinating narrative of his journeys and a valuable description of Indian life." Field 94-96: 'Bartram wrote with all the enthusiasm and interest with which the fervent old Spanish friars and missionaries narrated the wonders of the new found world. He neglected nothing which would add to the common stock of human knowledge'. Streeter describes it as a 'classic of southern natural history and exploration. . . unrivaled'. There are chapters on the native peoples (Muscogulges, Chactaws, Cherokees), their customs, manners, language. Based on travels between 1773 and 1778, it is a cornerstone of any American travel collection. Howes rates it as "superlatively rare".

US$6000. bookID # 13283


BAZ, Gustavo & E. L. Gallo; History of the Mexican Railway; Wealth of Mexico, in the Region extending from the Gulf to the Capital of the Republic, considered in its Geological, Agricultural, Manufacturing and Commercial Aspect; with scientific, historical & statistical notes. Mexico City, Gallo & Co., 1876, First edition in English, originally published in Spanish in 1874, folio [38 x 27 cm]; 211 pp, extra color lithographed (chromolithograph) title plate, 32 tinted or toned lithographed plates, large folding map showing the railway routes and elevation, tables, engraved initials, original cloth, gilt title lettering on cover, later cloth spine, edges worn, inner hinge re-enforced, light foxing on some leaves, mostly confined to margins, one plate with margins significantly trimmed, very good sound copy.

Palau 25914. Spain & Spanish America II, 46. The book describes the completion of the first railway between Mexico City and Veracruz and Jalapa. The plates are of bridges, tunnel construction, waterfall, views of several cities, a panorama bird's-eye-view of Mexico City, 2 plates of portraits, etc. The lithograph plates are by H. Iriarte, with designs mostly by S. Hernandez. The fine colored plate shows a steam engine pulling a train with tropical trees and a bridge and mountain in background. The text was translated into English by George F. Henderson.

US$4300. bookID # 12940


BEGG, Alexander; History of British Columbia from its Earliest Discovery to the Present Time. Toronto, William Briggs, 1894, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15.5 cm]; xvii, [i], [i, errata page], [7]-568 pp, frontis portrait with tissue guard, 118 illustrations including many portraits, large colored folding map at rear [tears at folds], extra tinted lithographed plate of Cape Mosman BC at end, original brown cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, gilt BC coat of arms on front cover, and seal on spine, bookplate of Alexander Douglas [writer to the Signet] on endpaper, lightly toned in some margins but a clean fine copy.

Watters 652. Lowther 1097: 'A popular account which contains numerous quotations from pioneer journals and letters'. Lande 945. The author was a journalist, civil servant and emigration commissioner who persuaded many Scots to settle in Canada, was also a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and helped to define border between Canada and Alaska.

US$75. bookID # 11008


BIRMINGHAM, George A.; From Dublin to Chicago; Some Notes on a Tour in America. New York, George H. Doran Company, [1914], First Edition, 8vo [20.5 x 14 cm]; 320 pp, original cloth, gilt lettering on cover and spine, very good, clean.

The travels of this Irish writer through the United States with some interesting social descriptions.

US$12. bookID # 3475


BISHOP, Nathaniel H.; Four Months in a Sneak-Box; A Boat Voyage of 2600 Miles Down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, and Along the Gulf of Mexico. Boston, Lee and Shepard, 1879, First edition, 8vo [21 x 14.5 cm]; xii, 322, [ii, ads] pp, frontis, many illustrations including full-page, 5 maps, original pictorial cloth with gilt picture of author in small boat, gilt lettering on spine, spine label removed, internal hinges cracked but firm, bookplate on endpaper, light marginal stain on few leaves, else interior quite good and clean.

'Excellent account of people, social conditions, economics and political life but is of special significance on natural history' (Bruns - Angling Books of the Americas 164). Not in Sabin or Howes. His sneak-box was a small duck hunters' boat that looked like a row-boat. The author had also written 'Voyage of the Paper Canoe.' A classic American travel.

US$105. bookID # 13112


BISHOP, Nathaniel H.; Four Months in a Sneak-Box; A Boat Voyage of 2600 Miles Down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, and Along the Gulf of Mexico. Boston, Lee and Shepard, 1879, First edition, 8vo [21 x 14.5 cm]; xii, 322, [ii, ads] pp, frontis, illustrations including full-page, 5 maps, original pictorial cloth with gilt picture of author in small boat, gilt lettering on spine, internal hinge cracked but firm, spine ends slightly frayed, colored map of Mississippi from other source (c. 1915) on endpaper, near fine, clean copy.

'Excellent account of people, social conditions, economics and political life but is of special significance on natural history' (Bruns - Angling Books of the Americas 164). Not in Sabin or Howes. His sneak-box was a small duck hunters' boat that looked like a row-boat. The author had also written 'Voyage of the Paper Canoe.' A classic American travel.

US$100. bookID # 11155


BISHOP, William Henry; Mexico, California, and Arizona being a New and Revised Edition of Old Mexico and Her Lost Provinces. New York, Harper & Brothers, 1889, First edition thus, being a revision with expanded material, 8vo [20.5 x 14 cm]; xii, 569, [6, publisher's ads] pp, frontis map, over 100 illustrations including many full-page, maps including one of the railroads of Mexico and southern US, portraits, index, original red pictorial cloth, gilt lettering on spine and cover, spine worn but intact, spine ends chipped, name on endpaper, internal hinge cracked but firm, interior is clean and very good in good cover, sound.

Cowan p. 19 (1900 edition), Eberstadt 157: 32. Welch p. 153. Cole 50 (1889 edition). Six Guns 215. Not in Sabin or Howes. Part I is an account of travel in Mexico while part II is an account of travel in California and Arizona (with mention of the OK corral, Doc Holiday, Wyatt Earp, Tombstone, etc). There are many interesting illustrations including of downtown San Francisco, China town, Los Angles and other towns. Well illustrated. This expanded version has an additional 50 pages.

US$50. bookID # 12066


BOAM, Henry J. (compiled), edited by Ashley G. Brown, Philip H. Morris; Twentieth Century Impressions of Canada, Its History, People, Commerce, Industries and Resources. London and Montreal, Sells Ltd, 1914, First edition, large and thick 4to [31 x 25 cm]; 952 pp, large folding colored map (short tear), hundreds of illustrations from photos and some from early sources, portraits, tables,, original red pictorial cloth with gilt maple leaf on front cover, gilt spine title lettering, rear joint repaired, some light soiling on few leaves, bookplate removed from front endpaper but very good copy of massive work.

With chapters by various experts and scholars including Percy Evans Lewin, D. B. Dowling, J. A. Dale, George Young, Harlan Smith, C. M. Barbeau, John McLeish, W. T. Macoun, and many others, the work covers a comprehensive survey of the country as it was, from history, geography, archaeology to Indian tribes, agriculture, resources, shipping, immigration, population sport, flora, fauna, forestry, commerce, industry, military, the press, the main cities, the territories, railways, etc. With a great profusion of illustrations.

US$45. bookID # 9137


BOUCHETTE, Joseph; The British Dominions in North America; or a Topographical and Statistical Description of the Provinces of Lower and Upper Canada, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, the Islands of Newfoundland, Prince Edward, and Cape Breton. . . Land Granting, Emigration, etc. London, Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longman, 1832, First edition, second issue [first issue was 1831], 4to [29.5 x 23.5 cm]; 3 volumes, xxvi, [ii, plate list, errata], 498; xi, [i, plate list], 296; xii, [358, in double columns], 30 plates, maps, plans, portrait, including folding, extra engraved titles in first 2 vol., half-titles in Vol. II, III, tables, original cloth, title lettering on spine paper labels, light edgewear, corner bumped, internal hinge with split, interiors clean and fine in very good covers, uncommon in this original condition.

The third volume is entitled 'Topographical Dictionary of the Province of Lower Canada'. The plates include lithographs, aquatints, engraved plates and are finely done, mostly being views and scenery, including of Montreal, Fredericton, Quebec City, Fort Chambly, Isle aux Noix, Long's Farm on Lake Jimiscouata, Harrower's Distillery, the falls of the St. John, plans of York Harbour, the Niagara River and others. The author was survey general for 37 years and traveled widely in the area. Abbey, Travel 622. Lande 1594-5. Sabin 6848-51. TPL 1627-28. This is a greatly expanded version of the author's Topographical Description of 1815. Spendlove p. 86: 'Bouchett's books have played an important part in the geography and topography of Canada, some were illustrated by himself and he was a noted cartographer'.

US$1200. bookID # 10738


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


BRAY, Warwick, drawings by Eva Wilson; Everyday Life of the Aztecs. London, B. T. Batsford, [1968], First edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; 208 pp, frontis, 97 illustrations including some full-page, from photos and drwgs, maps, index, original red cloth with gilt spine title lettering, dj (price clipped), small private owner's stamp on endpaper, else fine and clean.

A reconstruction of the life and culture of the Aztecs before it was destroyed by the Spanish.

US$3. bookID # 8533


BRINLEY, Gordon; Away to the Canadian Rockies and British Columbia. Toronto, McClelland & Stewart, 1938, First Edition, Canadian issue, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; x, 301 pp, colorfrontis, illus, color and tinted plates, endpaper maps, original cloth, dj (chipped at edges, tear), near fine in worn but often absent dust jacket, Illustrations by D. Putnam Brinley.

The author and his wife travel from Banff to Calgary, to Mt. Assiniboin, hiking from Moraine Lake, ascend Larch Valley, living in Indian tepees, to Lake Louise, Yoho Valley and to Vancouver, tourists travelling in the then unspoiled regions.

US$7. bookID # 5121


BRINLEY, Gordon; Away to the Canadian Rockies and British Columbia. New York, Dodd, Mead & Company, 1938, First Edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; x, 301 pp, colorfrontis, illus, color and tinted plates, endpaper maps, illustrations by D. Putnam Brinley, original cloth, fine.

The author and his wife travel from Banff to Calgary, to Mt. Assiniboin, hiking from Moraine Lake, ascend Larch Valley, living in Indian tepees, to Lake Louise, Yoho Valley and to Vancouver, tourists travelling in the then unspoiled regions.

US$6. bookID # 7825


BRODHEAD, Michael J.; A Soldier-Scientist in the American Southwest; Being a Narrative of the Travels of Brevet Captain Elliott Coues, through Kansas, Territories of Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, to Coast of California; together with observations of Natural History, Avifauna. Tucson, The Arizona Historical Society, Historical Monography no. 1, [1973], First edition, 8vo [25 x 17.5 cm]; [vi], 74 pp, two portrait plates of Coues including frontis, color and other plates from original works, other illustrations, full-page maps, bibliographical notes, original pictorial heavy paper wraps with title lettering on spine and cover, fine and clean, unmarked.

Coues was the first trained naturalist to travel through and observe the southwest of what is now the USA in 1864-65 and became a leading naturalist and author, including editor of the exploration journals of Lewis and Clark, Zebulon Pike, Henry, Fowler, Garces, etc. He provided a unique view of the region, the animals and birds, plants, native peoples, etc.

US$22. bookID # 13488


BRUNHOUSE, Robert L.; Frans Blom, Maya Explorer. Albuquerque, University of New Mexico Press, [1976], First edition, 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; xi, [iii], 291 pp, frontis, illustrations from photos, 3 full-page maps, bibliog, index, original cloth, spine title lettering, dj not (price clipped, slightly rubbed at edge), fine, clean copy, unmarked.

The author, an expert on Mayan archaeology, provides the first biography of Blom, who was one of the last pioneers to study the ancient Maya, in Mexico, Guatemala, Chiapas. Blom is still considered a hero in southern Mexico, his former home in San Cristobal de las Casas is now a museum. The book describes the Middle American Research Institute, directed by Blom, in its early years.

US$9. bookID # 12421


BUCKINGHAM, James S.; Canada, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Other British Provinces in North America, with a Plan of National Colonization. London, Fisher, Son, & Co, [1843], First Edition, 8vo; [xvi], 540 pp, folding map, 7 double page plates by Bartlett, including the Fish Market, Toronto, original boards, leather spine, gilt title lettering on leather spine label, corners worn, light foxing on a few leaves, but fine clean copy.

TPL 2351. Sabin 8895. Dionne 1213. Story 104. One of the great 19th century travellers, who travelled through the middle east and western asia, describes British North America with his usual perceptive observations. The plates are quite attractive.

US$140. bookID # 1021


BURPEE, Lawrence J. (editor); Canadian Geographical Journal, Vol. I, No. 1, May 1930. Ottawa, Montreal, The Canadian Geographical Society, 1930, First edition, 8vo [26 x 17 cm]; viii, 102, x pp, numerous illustrations, mostly from photos, including full-page, colored bird plates from paintings, maps, original heavy paper printed wraps, title and design on front cover, very light wear of cover, interior is clean and near fine.

The first issue of this now established journal with well-illustrated articles including West Indies by Alan Longstaff; With the Arctic Patrol by F. G. Banting; Some Canadian Birds by noted artist P. A. Taverner with colored plates of his bird paintings; In the Heart of Asia by Sir Francis Younghusband; The Camera Takes to the Air by Arnold H. Sandwell, an early work on aerial photography, with excellent pictures; Arctic Wild Flowers by A. E. Porsild, etc. Interesting ads with illustrations including by Westinghouse, Jasper, Canadian Pacific, Banff, Royal Bank, Bank of Montreal, Leica with picture of early camera.

US$15. bookID # 13584


BURPEE, Lawrence J. (editor); Canadian Geographical Journal, Vol. I, No. 3, July 1930. Ottawa, Montreal, The Canadian Geographical Society, July 1930, first edition, 8vo [26 x 17 cm]; viii, [ii], 191-276, xiv pp, numerous illustrations, mostly from photos, colored plate, map, original heavy paper printed wraps, title and design on front cover, very light wear of cover, interior is clean and near fine, unmarked.

The main articles include Adventuring in Baffin Island by J. Dewey Soper; Memories of the Mountains by Henrietta Wilson (includes Banff, Prince Albert National Park, Jaspar, Glacier National Park, Kootenay, climbing mountains, etc); Grand Manan-an Island Gem of the Maritimes by Mariann Grey Otty; Motor-vagabonding on Vancouver Island by Helen V. Kerr; The Great West Festival at Calgary by Clara Holmes. All superbly illustrated with related photos.

US$10. bookID # 13577


BURPEE, Lawrence J. (editor); Canadian Geographical Journal, Vol. I, No. 5, September 1930. Ottawa, Montreal, The Canadian Geographical Society, 1930, First edition, 8vo [26 x 17 cm]; viii, 363-464, ix-x pp, numerous illustrations, mostly from photos, including full-page, colored plates, maps including colored map of Canada forestry, original heavy paper printed wraps, title and design on front cover, light cover mark, clean and near fine.

Well-illustrated articles including Unto the Hills by R. Brian Meredith, on the Canadian Rockies with colored paintings by Charles W. Simpson; Green Gold by D. Roy Cameron, on logging and forestry in Canada; Colonization in Quebec by E. M. Kindle; Roof of the World by B. G. Radley, on Himalayas; Where BC ends and Alaska Begins, by Reece Hague, etc. Interesting ads with illustrations.

US$5. bookID # 13590


BURPEE, Lawrence J. (editor); Canadian Geographical Journal, Vol. II, No. 5, May 1931. Ottawa, Montreal, The Canadian Geographical Society, May 1931, First edition, 8vo [26 x 17 cm]; xvi, [ii], 335-406, xiv pp, numerous illustrations, mostly from photos, colored plate, map, original heavy paper printed wraps, title and design on front cover, light wear of cover, interior is clean and near fine.

The main article is on Toronto by William Arthur Deacon, 41 pages, with a colored plate from painting by Gordon Gillespie of Toronto sky-line from harbour, and dozens of photos of buildings, street scenes, two full-page aerial views, etc. Other articles include Brittany by Esther Brann and Sailing Labrador Seas by Bonnycastle Dale. Of interest are many full-page ads including the V-12 Cadillac with color painting, General Electric, Old Faithful Geyser, Jasper National Park, cigarette ads, etc.

US$20. bookID # 13576


BURPEE, Lawrence J. (editor); Canadian Geographical Journal, Vol. VII, No. 3, September 1933. Ottawa, Montreal, The Canadian Geographical Society, 1933, First edition, 8vo [26 x 17 cm]; ii, [101]-159, xiv pp, numerous illustrations, mostly from photos, including full-page, one in color, maps, original heavy paper printed wraps, title and design on front cover, light cover mark, clean and near fine.

Well-illustrated articles including Solitudes of the Arctic by J. Dewey Soper; A Visit to Satan by Theophile James Meek, about devil-worshippers in Mesopotamia; The Prairie Orchestra by H. H. Pittman, on insects; Winnipeg by Thomas B. Roberton; The Handicraft of Renaissance in Quebec by Oscar A. Beriau, with much on rugs, weaving, etc. Interesting ads with illustrations.

US$5. bookID # 13588


BURPEE, Lawrence J. (editor); Canadian Geographical Journal, Vol. XII, No. 1, January 1936. Ottawa, Montreal, The Canadian Geographical Society, 1936, First edition, 8vo [26 x 17 cm]; ii, 56, viii pp, numerous illustrations, mostly from photos, including full-page, maps, original heavy paper printed wraps, title and design on front cover, very light wear of cover (crease & light mark), interior is clean and near fine.

Well-illustrated articles including Mapping Canada by F. H. Peters with photos of instruments, aeroplane with camera; Ethiopia by Samuel A. B. Mercer with photo of supposed lost Ark of the Covenant, now hidden in Aksusm (Axum); Land of the Southern Slavs by Madge Macbeth; Objibway of the Lake of the Wood by Jocelyn Baker, etc. Interesting ads with illustrations including by Shelton Hotel in New York at $3 a day; Gold Flake cigarettes, 'The Smoke of the British Empire', etc.

US$9. bookID # 13586


BURPEE, Lawrence J. (editor); Canadian Geographical Journal, Vol. XII, No. 2, February 1936. Ottawa, Montreal, The Canadian Geographical Society, 1936, First edition, 8vo [26 x 17 cm]; ii, [57]-110, x pp, numerous illustrations, mostly from photos, including full-page, maps, original heavy paper printed wraps, title and design on front cover, very light wear of cover (light mark), clean and near fine.

Well-illustrated articles including Vagabonding in the Arctic by Thomas H. Inkster; Charting the Great Lakes by Roy F. Fleming; Village Life in Japan by E. H. Cassidy; Old Fort St. John by Philip H. Godsell; A Canadian in Carthage by Gordon Fournier, etc. With interesting ads with illustrations.

US$5. bookID # 13587


CAMPBELL, Reau; Cambell's New Revised Complete Guide and Descriptive Book of Mexico. Chicago, np, 1904, , large 12mo [19 x 14 cm]; vi, 7-351 pp, frontis (port), hundreds of illustrations from photos, maps, including large folding map at end, one side in color of Mexico and the other side including street map of Mexico city, chronology, index, original gilt decorated pictorial cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, old bookseller's stamp on title margin, endpaper inscription, else a fine and clean copy.

A guide book with considerable detail on geography, history, amusements, cities and towns, railways, practical matters, customs, sights, etc, valuable especially for the many illustrations showing the country as it was, the people, buildings, views, ruins, activities, artifacts, etc.

US$50. bookID # 12080


CAMPBELL, W. G.; The New World; Recent Visit to America, together with Introductory Observations for Tourists and Four Appendices Containing All Suitable Information for Emigrants, &c.. London, Elliott Stock, 1871, First edition, 12mo [19 x 12 cm]; xvi, 208 pp, engraved frontis portrait, signed in the plate, tissue guard, appendices, original orange cloth with gilt design on front cover and gilt lettering on spine, all edges are gilded over marble, spine joint repaired, new endpapers, very good, clean copy.

Not traced in Sabin, Howes or TPL, nor in the on-line catalogs of British Library or Library of Congress. No copies in auction records of last 25 years. The author travelled and described New York, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Niagara, Lockport, Toronto, Montreal, and many smaller towns in between. He describes society, the economies and religion in some detail.

US$150. bookID # 6197


CARVER, J. [Jonathan]; Travels Through the Interior Parts of North America, in the Years 1766, 1767, and 1768. London, Printed for the Author, 1778, First edition, 8vo [21 x 14 cm]; [xx], xvi, [17]-543, [i, errata, directions page] pp, two folding engraved maps (short tear at stub), 4 engraved copper plates including folding, contemporary full calf, raised bands, gilt title lettering on red leather spine label, chip at head of spine, armorial bookplate of Patrick Miller on endpaper and his signature on title margin, lightly foxed on few leaves, near fine, clean copy.

A classic in the exploration of North America, Carver achieved the farthest north-west of any European aside from Hennepin, provides an early description of Wisconsin and Minnesota, the headwaters of the Mississippi, mentioned Oregon for the first time, and describes the natural history and the native peoples. One of the maps shows the headwaters of the Mississippi, lakes Superior and Michigan, and the land as far west as the Dakotas; the other maps shows North America, from the Arctic to northern Mexico. The plates include native people, Indian weapons, falls of St. Anthony. There were numerous later printings due to the popularity and importance of the book. Howes C215. Sabin 11184. Field 251. Streeter Sale 1772. Wood 280: 'an important American zoologica'.

US$2900. bookID # 12873


CATHER, Thomas; Thomas Cather's Journal of a Voyage to America in 1836. London, The Rodale Press, [1955], First Edition, 8vo; 48 pp, title vignette, illus, color plate, original quarter cloth on pictorialbds, clear dj (worn), very good.

Travel across the Atlantic and descriptions of American society, cities and political figures of the day.

US$10. bookID # 1474


CATHER, Thomas; Thomas Cather's Journal of a Voyage to America in 1836. London, The Rodale Press, [1955], First Edition, 8vo [20.5 x 13]; 48 pp, title vignette, illus, color plates (including Broadway in 1836), original quarter cloth on pictorialbds, very good.

Travel across the Atlantic and descriptions of American society, cities and political figures of the day.

US$4. bookID # 4990


CATLIN, George; Catlin's Notes or Eight Years' Travels and Residence in Europe with His North American Indian Collection, with Anecdotes and Incidents of the Travels & Adventures of . . . American Indians whom he Introduced to the Courts of England, France and Belgium. London, Published by the Author, 1848, First edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; 2 volumes, xvi, 296; xii, 336 pp, 16 (of 24) plates, lacking the title page of volume I, a mixed set, volume I in original pictorial cloth, faded, spine worn, volume II a little shorter in contemporary half calf and marbled boards, rubbed, interiors clean and solid, good reading set.

The title summarizes the book's content. The author travelled extensively through the American West, with the army and with Indian agents, and these excursions formed the basis for his work. He began exhibiting his paintings in 1833, opened his Indian Gallery in New York in 1837 and travelled to England and Europe in 1839, where he exhibited until 1848. (see Hand page 130). Aside from the description of his experiences, the work includes a detailed catalogue of each painting with description of each. Smith C27. Field 256. Sabin 11533.

US$180. bookID # 7927


CATLIN, George; The Manners, Customs, and Conditions of the North American Indians, written during eight years of travel amongst the wildest tribes of Indians in North America, 1832-39. London, published by the author, 1841 [c1890], , 4to [26 x 17.5 cm]; 2 volumes, viii, 264; viii, 266 pp, colored frontis in each volume, 313 color illustrations (including maps, one folding), on 180 plates, titles printed in red & black, appendix on native languages, original pictorial cloth, with gilt picture of horsemen with spear, gilt title lettering on spines and cover, spines a little faded but lettering clear, plates on heavy paper, lightly rubbed, bookplate on endpaper, interiors clean, very good set.

Howes C241. Sabin 11537: 'his plates are now in the gallery of the New York Historical Society'. Streeter sale 1805. Wagner 84. Catlin's book became a classic description of the Indians of North America, based on this careful observations and considerable time spent living with the tribes he described. First published in 1841, with uncolored plates, although about a dozen copies had plates hand colored, the first edition with colored plates (chromolithographs) was 1876, this being the second edition with colored plates. Although 1841 is on the title page with no other dates printed in the book, the actual date of publication was c1890, according to some references. Early editions with color plates are quite scarce. According to Field 260 (Indian Bibliography, p63), the copies with color plates 'are still, however, held at nearly ten times the price of the plain copies'. The 313 colored illustrations on 180 plates are all present and consistent with Sabin and other references, despite numbering irregularities. The reference to 400 coloured plates on the title pages seems to be an advertising ploy, no copy or edition, having been issued with this number.

US$2000. bookID # 11170


CHAMBERLIN, Everett; Chicago and Its Suburbs. Chicago, T. A. Hungerford & Co., 1874, First edition, 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; 468, [ii, ads] pp, frontis of Chicago Water Works, 62 illustrations including full-page and other maps, tables, folding map, index, original green blind-stamped cloth, gilt spine title lettering, a bit rubbed at spine ends and corners but clean near fine copy.

A well-illustrated work covering Chicago and surrounding area with history, commerce, railroads, manufactures, institutions, trade, real estate market, land titles, streets, newspapers, statistics, parks, suburbs and surrounding towns, with some ads of local merchants.

US$180. bookID # 9233


CHUNG, In_Cho; The Arctic and Rockies as Seen by a Botanist; Pictorial. Williamsport, Pennsylvania, by the author, 1984, First edition, published in only 500 copies, 4to [26 x 18 cm]; 343 pp, 2 tipped-in errata sheets at end, 574 fine colored photo illustrations, detailed bibliog, index, map endpapers, original cloth, gilt lettering on spine and cover, original slipcase with title lettering, not issued with a dust jacket, flat signed by the author on the title page, clean and fine, unmarked.

Fine photos of vegetation and plants from the Rockies, from the Brooks Range of Alaska, through the Yukon and south to Colorado, and from the Arctic, mainly south of the 75th parallel of latitude including Baffin, Victoria and Banks islands and northern Alaska. Valuable for its many fine photos and descriptions

US$160. bookID # 12327


CLARK, Thomas D.; Travels in the Old South, A Bibliography. Norman, University of Oklahoma, [1969], First edition was 1956, this being the second printing, 8vo [23.5 x 16 cm]; 3 volumes, xix, 327; xv, 289; xviii, 403 pp, illustrations, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, gilt decorations, very fine and clean (as new) in original slipcase with original printed labels (fine with small repair at corner).

A major bibliographical work undertaken by twelve experts in the area, the set lists and describes over one thousand travels books published up to 1860. Volume one deals with the formative years, 1527-1783, from the Spanish explorations through the American revolution. Volume two, on the expanding south, 1750-1825, covering the Ohio Valley and the cotton frontier. Volume three on the ante bellum south, 1825-1860, with a focus on cotton, slavery and conflict. Detailed and critical descriptions of each entry are provided.

US$140. bookID # 12661


COHEN, Phyllis; Las Familias Humildes "Liberty City"; A Look at the Humble Families of La Colonia Libertad. np, published by author, [1984], First Edition, oblong 4to [21 x 26 cm]; [lxxvi] pp, numerous photos, original limp boards, ring bound, each leaf of the book is on heavy glossy sheets, very good.

La Colonia Libertad is located one half block away from the California - Baja California border. The author examines life in this community in-depth and describes it mainly with clear photos and some text.

US$18. bookID # 3886


COLUMBUS, Christopher, edited by Samuel Eliot Morison, illustrations by Lima de Freitas; Journals and Other Documents on the Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus. New York, The Limited Editions Club, 1963, limited edition of 1500 copies of which this is #1362, signed by illustrator, 4to [31 x 23 cm]; xvi, 417, [ii] pp, color frontis, double page color plates from paintings, numerous other fine illus by de Freitas, maps including endpaper maps, chronology, index, original cloth with embossed black leather medallion, gilt title lettering on leather spine label, plate with light rippling in margin, else near fine & clean in original very good lined slipcase with original title label. original clear dj.

An attractively produced and well-illustrated work by one of the great nautical experts and author of several books on Columbus including his Admiral of the Ocean Sea, a standard work on him. Included with this copy is the original prospecutus for this book anouncing the forthcoming publication, as well as the 4 page Monthly Newsletter of the LImited Editions Club describing this book, and giving some interesting background to its publication and on the editor Morrison. The prospectus states the colored plates are hand colored by pochoir at the Walter Fischer Studios.

US$90. bookID # 7683


COWAN, Robert Ernest, with introduction by Henry R. Wagner & additional notes by Robert G. Cowan; A bibliography of the History of California and the Pacific West, 1510-1906; Together with the text of John W. Dwinelle's Address on the Acquisition of California by the United States of America. Columbus, Long's College Book Co.; The Book Club of California, 1952, , 4to [27 x 21 cm]; xxxvii, 279, [lxii, index], [i, errata leaf] pp, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, clean, unmarked, fine condition.

This is a new edition, with an introduction and biography of Cowan by Henry R. Wagner & additional notes by Robert G. Cowan, of the classic western California and Pacific coast book, first published in 1914 in San Francisco by the Book Club of California. Descriptions of hundreds of books and other items, with comments on their significance and history, etc.

US$40. bookID # 13481


DALE, Edwin L. Jr.; Conservatives in Power, a Study in Frustration. Garden City, New York, Doubleday & Company, 1960, First edition, small 8vo [21.5 x 14 cm]; 214 pp, original cloth, dj (bit rubbed), near fine in vg dj.

US$3. bookID # 4531


DALLYN, Gordon M. (editor); Canadian Geographical Journal, Vol. XIX, No. 1, July 1939. Ottawa, The Canadian Geographical Society, 1939, First edition, 8vo [26 x 18 cm]; viii, 1 - 100, ix-x11 pp, numerous illustrations in color and black and white from photos, fascinating advertisements, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, lightly rubbed, very good complete copy.

The premier geographical journal in Canada, very well illustrated. Articles include: The King and Queen Visit their Kingdom of Canada by Gustave Lanctot, Canada's Participation in the World's Fair by J. G. Parmelee, etc.

US$5. bookID # 13116


DALLYN, Gordon M. (editor); Canadian Geographical Journal, Vol. XLIII, No. 6, December 1951. Ottawa, The Canadian Geographical Society, 1951, First edition, 8vo [26 x 18 cm]; v, [228] - 274, vi-xvii pp, numerous illustrations in color and black and white from photos, fascinating advertisements, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, lightly rubbed, very good complete copy.

The premier geographical journal in Canada, very well illustrated. Articles include: The Royal Visit 1951 (Princess Elizabeth, etc, The First Canadian Christmas Carol by Mabel W. Godwin, Canadian Geography and National Culture by Wilfrid Eggleston, etc.

US$5. bookID # 13118


DALLYN, Gordon M. (editor); Canadian Geographical Journal, Vol. XVII, No. 6, December 1938. Ottawa, The Canadian Geographical Society, 1938, First edition, 8vo [26 x 18 cm]; v, 273 - 319, v-xv pp, numerous illustrations in color and black and white from photos, fascinating advertisements, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, lightly rubbed, very good complete copy.

The premier geographical journal in Canada, very well illustrated. Articles include: The Story of Canadian Art by Donald Buchanan, Canadian Universities, Norway by C. Rasmussen and Gilbert Hale, etc.

US$2. bookID # 13115


DALLYN, Gordon M. (editor); Canadian Geographical Journal, Vol. XXII, No. 4, April 1941. Ottawa, The Canadian Geographical Society, 1941, First edition, 8vo [26 x 18 cm]; vi, 163 - 220, vii-xiv pp, numerous illustrations in color and black and white from photos, fascinating advertisements, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, lightly rubbed, very good complete copy.

The premier geographical journal in Canada, very well illustrated. Articles include: Development of Radio Communication in Canada by Arthur L. Neal; Trees of our Western Forestes by Laing; Luxembourg, the City and the Country by Fanon, etc.

US$3. bookID # 13117


DE ROOS, F. Fitzgerald; Personal Narrative of Travels in the United States and Canada in 1826 with Remarks on the Present State of the American Navy. London, William Harrison Ainsworth, 1827, third edition, published the same year as the first edition, 8vo [21.5 x 13.5 cm]; xii, 235 pp, large foldout frontis of Quebec, 13 plates and maps, index, contemporary half calf, gilt spine title lettering and decorations, marbled boards rubbed, engraved armorial bookplate of Brisbane of Brisbane, slightly foxed on few leaves, but interior is clean & fine, very good overall with excellent plates.

A description of the shipyards of Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia and with a narrative of his travels through eastern Canada and the United States. The plates include Bristol in Delaware, Waterloo Inn, the first stagecoach from Baltimore to Washington, view of Philadelphia, New York harbour, Chester Massachusetts, Montmorency Falls, Halifax, Montreal street scene, and several of Niagara Falls from both the Canadian and American sides, with plans and maps of the area. TPL 1392. Sabin 19677. Lande 1724. Howes D268. Abbey Travel 614. Dow I, 163.

US$350. bookID # 12341


DE TIVOLI, J.; A Guide to the Falls of Niagara, with a Splendid Lithographic View by A. Vaudricourt. New York, Burgess, Stringer and Co., 1846, First edition, and only edition, 8vo [20 x 13.5 cm]; 15 pp, large folding panorama of the falls [20 x 73 cm or about 7.8 x 28.4 inches], being a colored lithograph from a daguerreotype of F. Langheneim, tables, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt title lettering on cover, light edgewear, old hinge repair, lightly foxed including on plate (mostly marginal), no tears on plate, quite a nice copy, very good overall.

Dow p. 1222. An early guide to the Niagara Falls and area, with descriptions of the places from New York to Niagara, descriptions of the village of Niagara Falls, the cataracts, the rapids, the three falls, remarkable objects in the vicinity, railroad and canal routes from Albany and Troy to Buffalo and Niagara Falls, tables giving distances to various places on routes there. The large panorama is quite attractive showing the three falls and some surrounding area, which was still mostly undeveloped especially compared to the extreme commercialism that now exists. Vaudricourt had produced several fine plates of Niagara, one of which is in the National Archives of Canada.

US$800. bookID # 12673


DELAND, Margaret; Florida Days. Boston, Little, Brown, and Company, 1889, First edition, 8vo [22 x 16 cm]; xviii, [19] - 200 pp, 4 colored plates (chromolithographs) including frontis, 2 fine etched plates, tissue guards, other plates from drwgs, numerous other illus, title page vignette, original two-part pictorial cloth with gilt title lettering on cover and spine, top edge gilted, cover bit faded, light shelf wear, engraved bookplate of Charles L. Hutchins on endpaper, interior clean and fine in vg cover.

Clark, New South 302. Bennett p. 32, citing a 1899 edition: '4 lovely full page plates of Florida scenes in bright colors'. The author describes the first town in Florida at St. Augustine and the country along the St. Johns River, the woods, swamps, and the people. The fine illustrations by Louis K. Harlow evoke the place as it was before the massive development and commercialization.

US$130. bookID # 7913


DEVERDUN, Alfred Louis; The True Mexico; Mexico-Tenochtitlan. [Wisconsin], published by the author, 1938, First Edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; 303 pp, colored frontis, plates from photos and drwgs, original cloth, dj (light wear, tear, chipped at spine ends, spine darkened, not price clipped), bookplate of Katherine Engel, very good copy, Signed by author..

An interesting book dealing with Mexico city and surrounding area, with much on the history of the area and important buildings, parks, palaces, etc.

US$25. bookID # 8398


DIXON, Captain George; A Voyage Round the World; But More Particularly to the North-West Coast of America Performed in the Years 1785, 1786, 1787, and 1788, in the King George and Queen Charlotte, Captains Portlock and Dixon. London, Geo. Goulding, 1789, First edition, 4to [30.5 x 23.5 cm]; xxix, [ii, errata, directions leaf], 360, 47 pp, 22 plates and maps including 6 folding maps and charts, tables, with the half title page (often lacking), contemporary leather backed marbled boards, gilt spine title lettering, joints rubbed, corners worn round, some light staining to about 5 plates at rear, mostly marginal, generally clean and unmarked, very good, a tall copy with wide margins.

Two ships, the King George commanded by Portlock and the Queen Charlotte, commanded by George Dixon, visited the Falkland Islands, made a long stay at Hawaii, then proceeded to survey the American coast, to more accurately map the coast and to establish a British presence in the region's fur trade. National Maritime Museum 140: 'Dixon discovered Queen Charlotte Island, named after his ship'. Buck 35. Sabin 20364. Howes D365. Wickershaam 6574. Lada-Mocarski 43. Hill 352: 'This expedition set out to establish a trade in furs in North America. Dixon visited Hawaii three times in the course of the voyage. . .discovered Queen Charlotte Islands, Port Mulgrave, Norfolk Bay, Dixon Entrance and Archipelago while continuing down the coast and trading with the Indians.. . . Dixon's contribution to the work also includes the valuable maps. The accounts of this expedition relate to the geography, ethnology, and natural history of the American coast from Nootka Sound northward'. The fine plates including many views, birds, portrait, etc. One of the detailed appendices is on the natural history encountered.

US$3300. bookID # 12735


DOMENECH, Emmanuel H. D.; Seven Years' Residence in the Great Deserts of North America. London, Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1860, First edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; 2 volumes, xxiv, 445, [i], [ii, ads of author's previous book], xii, 465, [i], [ii, ads] pp, 58 colored or tinted plates, folding colored map of US & southern Canada showing Indian tribes, tables, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, erasure on title page, old repair on volume II spine, very good+, interior is quite clean and fine.

Graff 1121. Howes D410. Sabin 20554. Clark III, 305. Wheat Transmississippi West 1003. Wagner-Camp 356:1. A complete copy of the first edition, with much on the Indians, their customs, religions, artifacts, utensils, languages, geography, etc. The illustrations, although some seem to be from Catlin or US government reports, are well-done and interesting and include scenery, building, portraits of native peoples, native handicrafts, weapons, fishing and musical instruments, costumes, ornaments, pottery, hieroglyphs, views, etc. Hand D233: 'Fine plates'. Field 105: 'He industriously gleaned from every source available and compiled a mass of material not without value or merit. . . vocabularies of some of their [Indian] languages form perhaps the most valuable portion of these volumes'. With much on the native tribes of Texas and Louisiana.

US$470. bookID # 11782


DOUGLAS, David; Journal Kept by David Douglas During His Travels in North America 1823-1827 Together with a Particular Description of Thirty-Three Species of American Oaks and Eighteen Species of Pinus with Appendices. London, William Wesley & Son, 1914, First edition, 8vo [25.5 x 16 cm]; [vi], 364 pp, frontis (port drwg), illustrations in text, appendices containing a list of the plants introduced by Douglas, and an account of his death in 1834, index, original cloth, gilt spine lettering, endpaper name, spine ends lightly worn, edges bit rubbed, interior is clean, unmarked, very good condition.

Douglas was the most important plant collector in North America, exploring Oregon, Cascade range, Puget Sound, Valley of the Willamette. Waterston p 1203: "The shy, nearly blind Scottish botanist for whom the Douglas fir is named kept a journal of excursions along the Columbia River, through the Athabaska Pass and to York Factory, as well as more familiar sites". His botanical finds, for which he endured considerable hardship, stimulated much exploration in Western North America. He died mysteriously in Hawaii, in a bull pit, the story told by an unnamed editor. This first edition of 1914 was published in only 500 copies and is rare. Howes D445. TPL 1432: 'His journal gives a vivid and enthusiastic account of the plant and animal life in the country through which he passed'. Graff 1133. Wagner-Camp 60 note. Streeter 3398. Whale 337. The preface is by W. Wilks. Douglas named the Cascade range and first described the fir tree now known under his name.

US$1150. bookID # 13290


DOUGLAS, William O.; My Wilderness; East to Katahdin. Garden City, New York, Doubleday & Company, [1961], , 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; 290 pp, illustrations from drawings by Francis Lee Jaques, 13 maps on endpapers, original cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and front cover, dj (light wear, spine a little faded), fine in good dj.

A narrative of the author's travels through primitive areas of the US including Maroon Bells in Colorado, Wind River Mountains in Wyoming, North Fork of Virgin river in Utah, Baboquivari in Arizona, Quetico-Superior, Florida Everglades, Great Smokies, White Mountains, the Allagash, etc.

US$5. bookID # 10203


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


DUNBAR, Seymour; A History of Travel in America, Showing the Development of Travel and Transportation from the Crude Methods of the Canoe and the Dog-Sled to the Highly Organized Railway Systems of the Present, together with a Narrative of the Human Experience . . .. Indianapolis, The Bobbs-Merrill Company, [1915], First edition, limited to 250 copies of which this is #159, 8vo [25 x 16.5 cm]; 4 volumes, liv, 1530 pp (continuous pagination), 12 color plates, mounted color frontis in each volume total of 400 illustrations from early sources, 2 double page maps, extensive bibliog, index, original cloth backed boards, with title lettering on spine label, top edges gilted, 3 volumes with original cloth dj's, each with gilt spine title lettering, volume one lightly rubbed, else a clean fine and unopened set.

The most extensive survey of early travel in America with excellent illustrations. The maps are of early overland routes, drawn for this work, and the overland routes from Marcy's 'Prairie Traveler'. A very useful and comprehensive work. This limited edition is a superior production to the trade edition that appeared in the same year, in larger format and better produced.

US$360. bookID # 11037


DURANT, Mary and Michael Harwood; On the Road with John James Audubon. New York, Dodd, Mean & Company, [1980], First Edition, 8vo [23.5 x 16 cm]; xiii, 638 pp, numerous illus, endpaper maps, index, original cloth, dj, fine.

The authors followed Audubon's trails on a camping expedition over a 13 month period, with hundreds of stops, through North America. Their observations are interspersed with selections from Audubon's writings.

US$5. bookID # 3414


EBERT, John & Katherine; Old American Prints for Collectors. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, [1974], First edition, 4to [26 x 19 cm]; ix, 277 pp, hundreds of illustrations in color and black & white, bibliography, glossary, index, original cloth, spine title lettering, dj (bit price clipped), very light signs of use, very good+, clean, unmarked.

With good chapters on printmaking, early prints and engravings, American lithography, Currier and Ives, nature prints, etc, and with a final chapter on care, preservation and buying prints, including framing, the book is an excellent reference. There are also appendices on print terms, brief biographies of American printmakers, 12 page list of nineteenth century color plate books.

US$10. bookID # 13762


EWAN, Joseph; Rocky Mountain Naturalists. Denver, University of Denver Press, [1950], First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 16 cm]; xv, 358 pp, portrait plates, bibliog, roster, index, original cloth, title lettering on spine and cover, minor foxing on margins of some plates, very good overall.

The book includes detailed biographies and photos of nine leading naturalists of the rocky mountain area (Edmund James, Fremont, Parry, Greene, Patterson, Porter, Jones, Penard, etc) and a comprehensive roster in biographical dictionary form of all known naturalists, collectors, etc, from 1600 to 1932, consisting of about half the book, with further references.

US$15. bookID # 12925


EWAN, Joseph and Nesta; John Banister and His Natural History of Virginia, 1678-1692. Urbana, Chicago, London, University of Illinois Press, [1970], First Edition, 8vo [24 x 16 vm]; xxx, 485, [ii] pp, illus, double page map, chart, facsimiles from early sources, detailed bibliog, original pictorial cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (light soiling), fine.

This ultimate source book and reference on this great early naturalist of the Atlantic seaboard presents a detailed picture of science in England and America, tracing Banister's influence, with original source material.

US$5. bookID # 1518


EWAN, Joseph and Nesta; John Banister and His Natural History of Virginia, 1678-1692. Urbana, Chicago, London, University of Illinois Press, [1970], First Edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; xxx, 485, [ii] pp, illus, double page map, chart, facsimiles from early sources, detailed bibliog, original pictorial cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (price clipped), slightly musty else fine.

This ultimate source book and reference on this great early naturalist of the Atlantic seaboard presents a detailed picture of science in England and America, tracing Banister's influence, with original source material.

US$10. bookID # 12928


FELDMAN, Stephen; Van Gordon Sauter; Fabled Land, Timeless River; Life along the Mississippi. Chicago, Quadrangle Books, 1970, , 4to [28 x 28 cm]; 179 pp, numerous photos, original cloth, bit dusty, dampstain in margin of few leaves, else very good.

US$3. bookID # 4559


FOUNTAIN, Paul; The Great North-West and the Great Lake Region of North America. London, Longmans, Green and Co., 1904, First Edition, 8vo [22.5 x 16 cm ]; vii, 355, [ii, publisher's ads] pp, glossary, index, original cloth, gilt lettering on front cover and spine, gilt decorations on spine, spine faded but lettering clear, cover lightly rubbed, very good, interior is clean, unmarked and near fine.

The author recounts his travels in the wilderness in his youth, in the 1860's and 1870's, in the first part of the book, including a journey to the Red River area, Winnipeg, to Fort Severn, the Ottawa River, James Bay and Gulf of St. Lawrence. The latter part of the book concentrates on his travels to the wilds of Michigan, the shores of Lake Superior, Ohio. Interesting observations on people, animals, hunting, fishing, conditions and life in general. Whale 428: "Travel classic of the Northwest and Manitoba, with considerable detail on Indians, travel, hunting and trapping."

US$40. bookID # 13041


FOUNTAIN, Paul, preface by W. H. Hudson; The Great Deserts and Forests of North America. London, Longmans, Green, and Co., 1901, First edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; ix, 295 pp, with the appendix, original cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, gilt spine decorations, spine lightly faded but lettering clear, cover bit rubbed, interior is clean, unmarked and near fine, overall very good.

The author's first book describes the prairies of the Mississippi Valley, swamps, Yosemite Valley, deserts, Indian life, California and Colorado, wild life, insects, spiders, etc, each in detail. 'It is the freshness of Mr Fountain's observations which makes them so attractive. . . the vanished bison, the puma, grizzly bear and prairie marmot, the moose, the golden eagle, the road runner. . . a procession of noble and beautiful forms and they hold our attention. . . we see them alive and active in their wild haunts through the author's sympathetic eyes'. [W. H. Hudson, famous naturalist and writer].

US$40. bookID # 13040


FRANCK, Harry A.; Tramping Through Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras, Being the Random Notes of an Incurable Vagabond. New York, The Century Co, 1916, First Edition, 8vo [21 x 14.5 cm]; [xiv], 378 pp, frontis, illustrations by the author's photos, color folding map showing the author's route, original green pictorial cloth, title lettering on spine and cover, small stain on spine, interior is clean, unmarked and near fine in very good cover.

One of the most popular travel writers of his day describes Mexico, including his visit to a mine, Lake Chapala, Michoacan, Tenochtitlan, Vera Cruz, etc and describes the scenery, people, Mayan ruins of Guatemala and Honduras. Very well illustrated showing the conditions of the time.

US$20. bookID # 11385


GADOW, Hans; Through Southern Mexico, being an Account of the Travels of a Naturalist. London, Witherby & Co., 1908, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 16 cm]; xvi, 527 pp, frontis, hundreds of illustrations mainly from photos, some drwgs, maps, including foldout, index, original red pictorial gilt cloth with gilt border and gilt spine title lettering, top edge gilted, spine lightly faded but lettering clear, a clean near fine copy, tight and solid.

The author describes the peoples, ruins, country-side and natural history and plants of the area south and east of Mexico City to the Gule of Campeche and the Pacific including Oaxaca, Mitla, Vera Cruz, San Luis, Chilpancingo, Ixtla, Cuernavaca, Puebla, etc. Very well-illustrated. Welch 158. Humphreys 2043. Spain & Spanish America 270. Wood 351.

US$240. bookID # 8002


GADOW, Hans; Through Southern Mexico, being an Account of the Travels of a Naturalist. London, Witherby & Co., 1908, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 16 cm]; xvi, 527 pp, frontis, hundreds of illustrations mainly from photos, some drwgs, maps, including foldout, index, original red pictorial gilt cloth with gilt border and gilt spine title lettering, top edge gilted, spine faded but lettering clear, bookplate of Sir Francis Denys Bart. on endpaper, title page lightly foxed, else a clean very good sound copy.

The author describes the peoples, ruins, country-side and natural history and plants of the area south and east of Mexico City to the Gule of Campeche and the Pacific including Oaxaca, Mitla, Vera Cruz, San Luis, Chilpancingo, Ixtla, Cuernavaca, Puebla, etc. Very well-illustrated. Welch 158. Humphreys 2043. Spain & Spanish America 270. Wood 351.

US$220. bookID # 10672


GARLAND, Hamlin, illustrated by Frederick Remington; The Book of the American Indian. New York and London, Harper & Brothers, 1923, First edition (so stated), 4to [31.5 x 23 cm]; [xii], 274 pp, color frontis from painting (short tear in margin), plus 34 plates, including color, from paintings by Remington, original cloth backed boards with original tipped in picture after Remington drwg on front, spine bit faded, corners worn, very good solid copy.

Interesting episodes that describe native life. The plates by Remington were mostly published in Harper's Magazine in 1880s and 1890s

US$18. bookID # 6205


GEISER, Samuel Wood; Naturalists on the Frontier. Dallas, Southern Methodist University, 1948, Second edition, revised and enlarged, first edition was 1937, 8vo [23.5 x 16 cm]; 296, [i] pp, text maps, bibliog, index, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, dj (price clipped), fine copy in fine dj.

There are chapters on Jacob Boll, Berlandier, Thomas Drummond, Audubon, Ervenberg, Lindheimer, Ferdinand Roemer, Charles Wright, Gideon Linecum, Reverchon, Belfrage, chapter on the scientists of the first frontier. Appendix on list of naturalists and collectors in Texas 1820-1880, each with short description.

US$50. bookID # 5337


GIFFITHS, D.; Two Years in the New Settlements of Ohio. np, Readex Microprint, [1966], , 12mo [19 x 13 cm]; [x], viii, [9]-197 pp, plate, original simulated leather, gilt lettering, fine.

A facsimile reprint of the London 1835 first edition. The author describes his trip by steerage from Liverpool to Ohio and gives details of life there for prospective emigrants from England, landing in America 1832.

US$5. bookID # 3262


GILLIAM, Albert M.; Travels over the Table Lands and Cordilleras of Mexico During the Years 1843 and 44; Including a Description of California, The Principal Cities and Mining Districts of that Republic and Biographies of Iturbide and Santa Anna. Philadelphia; London, John W. Moore; Wiley & Putnam, 1846, First edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; xvi, [17]-455 pp, 10 lithographed plates including frontis (port), 3 folding maps (one with tear), appendix, original brown blind-stamped cloth, edges and corners worn, spine lettered in gilt, moderate foxing on text pages but only slightly affecting plates, else very good.

Wagner-Camp 120c:1. Howes G179. Hill 433: 'One of the principal travel books on Mexico in the 19th century. Two of the three maps cover United States territory, including what is now Northern California, Oregon and other portions of the Pacific Northwest'. Sabin 27412. Wheat Transmississippi 510, 511. Cowan p. 238. Graff 1554: 'contains considerable material about Oregon, California, Texas, the Texas revolution, annexation of Texas, etc'. The second edition of 1847 omitted some of the text and the plates and maps. Palau 102243. Smith G24 cites only the second edition in 312 pages. Cole 177. Gunn 768.

US$800. bookID # 8431


GILLIAM, Albert M.; Travels over the Table Lands and Cordilleras of Mexico During the Years 1843 and 44; Including a Description of California, The Principal Cities and Mining Districts of that Republic and Biographies of Iturbide and Santa Anna. Philadelphia; London, John W. Moore; Wiley & Putnam, 1846, First edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; xvi, [17]-455 pp, 10 lithographed plates including frontis (port), 3 folding maps, appendix, original brown blind-stamped cloth, edges and corners worn, spine lettered in gilt, almost no foxing, upper 2 inches of spine replaced with plain cloth, faint offset to title from frontis, else very good overall, interior is quite fresh and fine.

Wagner-Camp 120c:1. Howes G179. Hill 433: 'One of the principal travel books on Mexico in the 19th century. Two of the three maps cover United States territory, including what is now Northern California, Oregon and other portions of the Pacific Northwest'. Sabin 27412. Wheat Transmississippi 510, 511. Cowan p. 238. Graff 1554: 'contains considerable material about Oregon, California, Texas, the Texas revolution, annexation of Texas, etc'. The second edition of 1847 omitted some of the text and all the plates and maps. Palau 102243. Smith G24 cites only the second edition in 312 pages. Cole 177. Gunn 768.

US$680. bookID # 10990


GOOCH [IGLEHART], Fanny Chambers; Face to Face with the Mexicans: The Domestic Life, Educational, Social and Business Ways, Statesmanship, Literature, Legendary and General History of the Mexican People, as seen and Studied by an American Woman during Seven Years of Intercourse With Them. New York, Fords, Howard & Hulbert, [1887], , large 8vo [25 x 19 cm]; 584, [xii, ads] pp, frontis, two colored lithographed plates of flowers (chromolithograph), 200 other plates and illus, mostly from drwgs, some photos, musical notation, portraits, original pictorial cloth with flowers on front cover, gilt spine title lettering, spine rubbed and frayed at ends, internal hinge cracked but firm, very good interior clean and unmarked.

Spain & Spanish America 344. Smith I1. Cole 224: 'With tireless enthusiasm, unabashed curiosity, and a willingness to be challenged by the environment, the author probed dissimilar segments of Mexican society between 1880 and 1887....Her descriptions of things domestic, the home, the market place, the children, are superior to those of any traveller of this period'. With most attractive illustrations. A chapter on song and dance includes several pages of musical notation. The recent reprint in much abridged to 250 pages.

US$140. bookID # 9602


GRAUSTEIN, Jeannette E.; Thomas Nuttall, Naturalist; Explorations in America 1808 -1841. Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1967, First Edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; xiv, 481 pp, frontis, illustrations including full-page, double-page maps, notes, index, original pictorial cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (slightly rubbed at corner, not price clipped), fine and clean, unmarked.

The first full-length biography of Nuttall, who traveled up the Missouri with the Astoria party which was heading across the country in 1811. He left the party to collect specimens for a perilous three months in hostile Indian country. In 1818 he journeyed alone in the Southwest for two years. In 1834 he traveled with Wyeth to the Pacific. Nuttall was acquainted with Daniel Boone, Richard Henry Dana (who mentions him in his 'Two Years Before the Mast', having traveled back around Cape Horn with him), Audubon and Emerson and made many important contributions to natural history knowledge, including ornithology and botany, and his travels in Arkansas are a classic travel narrative.

US$24. bookID # 12923


GREEN, William Spotswood; Among the Selkirk Glaciers, being the Account of a Rough Survey in the Rocky Mountain Regions of British Columbia. London, Macmillan and Co., 1890, First edition, 12mo [19.5 x 14 cm]; xvi, 251, [iv, ads] pp, 9 plates including frontis, other illus, large folding map of Selkirk Range, with route in red and with inset of southern British Columbia, original red cloth, gilt spine title lettering, gilt and black ruled borders, spine slightly faded but gilt bright, else a fine clean copy.

Neate G50: 'He was one of the first to climb in Canada where he mad the first ascent of Mount Bonney in the Selkirks in 1888.' The author, an Irish alpinist who earlier had climbed in New Zealand and in the Swiss Alps, was highly regarded as an explorer and mountaineer, his survey of the Selkirks being carried out at a time when no map existed. Lowther 878.

US$450. bookID # 10373


HALDANE, J. W. C.; 3800 Miles Across Canada. London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co, 1900, First edition, 12mo [19 x 14 cm]; xxiii, 344, [xi, ads] pp, frontis, 45 illus, mostly full page photos, some drawings, other illus, large colored folding map of southern Canada and northern USA at end, showing the railroads with each station labeled, orig cloth with large gilt lettering on cover, gilt spine lettering & gilt emblem, spine slightly darkened but gilt bright and fresh, blank endpaper removed, else near fine, with an extra loose fldg map of railways in Canada from other source dated 1907.

A narrative of the author travels across Canada mainly by train, with attractive illustrations of both trains and views along the way and good descriptions of the country as it was.

US$30. bookID # 11701


HARMON, Daniel Williams; Journal of Voyages and Travels in the Interior of North America Between the 47th and 58th Degree of North Latitude: Extending from Montreal Nearly to the Pacific Ocean, a Distance of about 5000 Miles. . . During a Residence of Nearly Nineteen Years. Andover, Flagg and Gould, 1820, First edition, 8vo [21 x 13 cm]; xxiii, [i], [25]-432 pp, engraved portrait of author with tissue guard, foldout detailed engraved map (Interior of North America, by Annin & Smith Boston engraved for this book), complete with half-title page and errata, contemporary full morocco boards, later leather spine in antique style, gilt ruled, gilt title lettering on red leather label, corner wear, endpaper signature, barely visible small blind stamp on title, slightly foxed on few leaves, very good or better.

Field 656. Peel 63. Wagner-Camp 17. Howes H205. Sabin 30404. Streeter 3692. TPL 1171. Lande 1216. Hand H77: 'Important, very scarce, early account of Indians, with an extensive vocabulary of the Cree language'. Waterston 33: 'Harmon's nineteen years of work in the northwest are epitomized in his journal. Travelling by canoe, horse back and dog sled, over unknown terrain, he records details about the life of native peoples, the climate and the animals in a vast region stretching beyond Winnipeg to British Columbia', including Lake Winnipeg, Assinboine, Fort Williams, Athabasca, New Caledonia, etc. The map shows northern United States and Canada to the Pacific Ocean, with good detail. The scarce errata sheet is mounted on rear endpaper. Much better condition than usually found.

US$800. bookID # 12423


HARPER, Henry H.; A Journey in Southeastern Mexico; Narrative of Experiences, and Observations on Agricultural and Industrial Experiences. Boston, Printed Privately for the Author, 1910, First Edition (a limited number of copies issued privately, etc), 8vo [24 x 18 cm]; xiii, 100 pp, attractive etched frontis plate, original quarter vellum backed cloth covered boards, corners worn, short tears to lower spine, rubbed, uncut, internally clean with nice wide margins, a good sound copy, presentation copy signed by author to H. B. Willon.

The well-written account of the author's travels by land and water from Tampico to Tuxpam, with good description of the people, agriculture and customs.

US$10. bookID # 4111


HAWKINS, Alfred; Hawkins's Picture of Quebec, with Historical Recollections. Quebec, Printed for the Proprietor by Neilson & Cowan, 1834, First edition, 12mo [19 x 12 cm]; viii, [ii], 477 pp, 14 lithographed plates including frontis and extra title page, the plates drawn on stone by Sproule, later dark blue cloth with gilt spine title lettering, historical inkstamp on title page, lightly foxed on title and few other leaves, else clean, sound and solid copy, with the 2 maps in photocopy sometimes found but not called for.

The author describes the history, geography of Quebec, institutions, religious orders, the sieges, architecture, description of the city, etc. The plates include views, buildings, street scenes, gates, harbour, etc. TPL 1838. Sabin 30946. Watter 688. Lande 414.

US$140. bookID # 9329


HAWKINS, Alfred; Hawkins's Picture of Quebec; with Historical Recollections. Quebec, Printed for the Proprietor by Neilson & Cowan, 1834, First edition, 12mo [18 x 11 cm]; viii, [i], 477 pp, 14 lithographed plates including frontis view of Quebec, extra lithographed title page with great seal, two large folding plates by Hawkins not called for in list but part of book, contemporary full calf, gilt spine title lettering, raised bands with gilt decorations in compartments, cover gilt ruled, marbled endpapers and edges, lightly rubbed at edges, spine a little faded, fine and clean in near fine cover.

Lande 414. Sabin 30946. TPL 1838. This copy has both of the detailed maps that are often lacking, including the large folding map of Quebec city street plan and includes engraved view in corner, the other map is the environs of Quebec in decorative border. The plates include view, scenes, building, harbour, gates, etc. A detailed description of the city at the time including the history, geography of Quebec, institutions, religious orders, the sieges, architecture, etc.

US$760. bookID # 10790


HAY, John; photos by Richard Kauffman, foreword by David R. Brower; The Primal Alliance: Earth and Ocean. San Francisco, Friends of the Earth; McCall Publishing Company, [1971], First Edition, folio [34 x 27 cm]; 144 pp, fine color plates, pictorial endpapers, original cloth, gilt lettering, dj (tiny chip), fine.

Photos of the Big Sur coast.

US$2. bookID # 3351


HEAD, George; Forest Scenes and Incidents, in the Wilds of North America; Being a Diary of a Winter's Route from Halifax to the Canadas, and During Three Months' Residence in the Woods on the Borders of Lakes Huron and Simcoe. London, John Murray, 1829, First edition, 8vo [19.5 x 11.5 cm]; vii, 362 pp, early calf-backed marbled boards, marbled endpapers, elaborate gilt decorations and title lettering on spine, bookplate of G. Goadby-Griffiths on endpaper, few leaves with old clear tape repairs, else quite good, clean and sound in attractive binding.

Lande 1833. TPL 1050. Matthews 554. Gagnon I 1639. Morgan p. 180. Sabin 31143. Brother of Sir Francis Bond Head, the author provides a detailed narrative of his travels from Halifax to Presque Isle to Riviere de Cape, to York (now Toronto), his stay in the woods north of York, and his travels from Lake Simcoe to Quebec, via Niagara Falls and the St. Lawrence. He provides a chapter on emigration ('to a healthy but severe climate none but the young should venture', that emigration would 'contribute to the increase of the stock of industry and moral virtue in a country sadly in want of such'.)

US$110. bookID # 11702


HERIOT, George; Travels Through The Canadas, Containing A Description Of The Picturesque Scenery On Some Of The Rivers & Lakes; Productions, Commerce, Inhabitants Of Those Provinces. . . . The Manners & Customs of several of the Indian Nations of North & South America. London, Richard Phillips, 1807, First edition, 4to [28 x 23 cm]; xii, 602, [i, directions to place plates], [i, ads] pp, 27 plates, (sepia aquatints), 6 folding including frontis panorama, hand colored folding map showing Great Lakes to Gulf of St. Lawrence, nineteenth century half blue morocco, gilt spine title lettering & decorations, raised bands, top edge gilted, light offsetting from plates, interesting bookplate of Robert Wetherill, some plates with shorter margins as issued, near fine, nicely bound.

First edition of what some have called the first Canadian coffee table book which underestimates its value as an important and comprehensive account of Canada. Heriot at postmaster-general of British North America 1799-1816, travelled extensively in the area, describing the fur trade, cod fishery, conditions, one of the best accounts of the loyalists settlements in Canada, voyage to the north, as well as a scholarly study of the indigenous peoples of north and south America, with a vocabulary of the Algonquin language. Prideaux 254: 'Illustrated books on North America are curiously few in the period with which we deal. By far the most interesting is Heriot's Travels Through the Canadas, interesting for its aquatints by Stadler and Lewis after Heriot'. The attractive plates from Heriot's fine paintings include: views of Quebec, St. Paul's Bay, Falls of Montmorenci, Falls of Chaudière, Falls of La Puce, Ruins of Château Richer, Lake St. Charles, River Etchemin, Bridge on the Jacques Cartier, Montreal, Fort of Niagara, Whirlpool of the Saint Lawrence, Falls of Niagara, French Canadian dancing, an Indian encampment, Indian costume, etc. Hill 142: 'the earliest and the most important aquatint book published on Canada'. Sabin 31489. TPL 805. Streeter 3658. Lande 433. Field 687. Abbey Travel 618.

US$3400. bookID # 12857


HILL, Ralph Nading, illustrations by George Daly; Contrary Country, a Chronicle of Vermont. Brattleboro, The Stephen Greene Press, [1951], Second edition, 8vo [21 x 14 cm]; vii, 254 pp, illustrations from drwgs, index, original cloth, dj, signature, fine.

US$2. bookID # 4558


HIND, Henry Youle; Narrative of the Canadian Red River Exploring Expedition of 1857 and of the Assiniboine and Saskatchewan Exploring Expedition of 1858. London, Longman, Green, Longman and Roberts, 1860, First edition, 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; 2 volumes, xx, 494; xvi, 472 pp, 20 fine chromyxlograph plates, mostly chromolithographs (colored lithographs), '76 other engraved illustrations, 8 hand colored maps (3 folding, tears, mainly short), tables, index, contemporary full calf, elaborate gilted spines, gilt title lettering on spine labels, marbled edges and endpapers, light shelf wear at edges, small crack at joint but firm, near fine clean set with excellent impressions of plates, handsome binding.

Sabin 31933: 'During this exploration, Mr. Hind lived almost constantly among the Crees and Chippeways, whose habits and peculiarities he was most eager to study, and prompt to record. Everything in their life had not only the charm of novelty to him, but as a man of science, he was anxious to observe all the facts which may prove stepping-stones in tracing their origin and their history'. Field: 'During this exploration, Hind lived almost constantly among the Crees and Chippeways '. Abbey Travel 630. Wagner Camp 361. Streeter Sale 3730. Peel 221. Larner 3839. Graff 1892. With much on the native peoples including wealth, customs, superstitions, population, conditions, etc. On the endpaper are the signatures of R. Patterson, Montreal 1869, and W. W. Paterson, Winnepeg, 1933, and there is a loose hand-written two-page letter to General Paterson, signed Sheriff Colin Inkster, July 1932, relating to the content of the book. The set is complete and includes both half titles.

US$1100. bookID # 12615


HINTON, Jean and J. Rzedowski; George B. Hinton, Collector of Plants in Southwestern Mexico. Jamaica Plains, Massachusetts, Arnold Arboretum, 1972, offprint from the Journal of the Arnold Arboretum, Vol. 53, Number 2, April 1972, 8vo [23.5 x 15.5 cm]; [141] - 181 pp, frontis portrait of Hinton, large folding map showing localities where he collected, tables, original heavy paper wraps with title lettering on cover, tiny chip at cover corner, some lower margins with light stain, very good complete article.

The most important plant collector in Mexico in the twentieth century, Hinton collected over 16,000 plants throughout Guerrero, Michoacan and Mexico, in inaccessible areas which had been previously unvisited by botanists. He found 350 new species and four new genera. This work provides biographical details, describes his collecting and lists species collected as well as locations with latitude, longitude, altitude, etc.

US$40. bookID # 12844


HOLLISTER, Paul M, introduction by Julian Street, illustrations by James Preston; Famous Colonial Houses. Philadelphia, David McKay Company, 1921, First edition, 4to [31 x 23.5 cm]; 170 pp, 12 attractive color plates from paintings by Preston, original cloth decorated in gilt with gilt title lettering on spine and front cover, top edge gilted, edges rubbed, ex-library with bookplate on endpaper and a few very small inkstamps, else very good and clean.

The houses, where American history was made, each with a colored plate, include Monticello, the Haunted House, Doughoregan Manor, Jumel Mansion, Mount Vernon, Quincy Homestead, Timothy Dexter Mansion, Kendall House, Longfellow House , Cliveden, Wentworth Mansion, Pringle House.

US$5. bookID # 9128


HOWELL, Warren, John Howell; California, Catalogue 50; The Library of Jennie Crocker Henderson. San Francisco, John Howell Books, 1979, First edition, 8vo [26.5 x 17.5 cm]; 3 parts, [viii], 334 [continuously paginated] pp, illus, vignettes on title pages, original printed heavy paper wraps with border and vignette in brown, black title lettering, fine, clean and unused condition, with the printed slip 'Complements of Warren R. Howell' included loose as issued.

Part I is on California, Spanish Exploration to American Statehood, with the other parts covering 1850 to the twentieth century. 963 items are described in detail, with collations, references, annotations, with most of the classic works on California included, making this an excellent reference on the subject.

US$20. bookID # 6904


HOWISON, John; Sketches of Upper Canada, Domestic, Local and Characteristic; to which are Added Practical Details for the Information of Emigrants of Every Class and some Recollections of the United States of America. Edinburgh, Oliver & Boyd, 1821, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 14 cm]; xvi, 339 pp, with the half title, original marbled boards with later cloth spine, gilt title lettering on spine label, boards slightly rubbed, some light foxing on a few leaves but a near fine sound and tight copy.

Howes H737. Lande 458. TPL 4870. The author, who spent two and a half years in Upper Canada (now Ontario), describes the towns and settlements, their people, conditions, customs, climate, agriculture, land, etc, in some detail, includes Glengary, Batteaux, Kingston, York, Queenston, Niagara Falls, Lundy's Lane, St. Catharines, Long Point, Talbot, area around Lake Erie, etc.

US$260. bookID # 10786


HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY, ; Canada; to Commemorate Our 322nd Birthday; Road Atlas Plus 6 Postcards. , Rand McNally, [1992], , folio [39 x 28 cm]; unpaginated, national map, maps of each province, inset maps of main cities, all maps in color, mileage chart, legend, index of towns and cities, original pictorial printed heavy paper wraps with title historic map showing trading posts, etc on cover, name on margin, near fine and clean with the postcards intact.

This copy has the 4 page insert of ads from The Bay that was included with the atlas.

US$20. bookID # 13640


HULBERT, Archer Butler; The Niagara River. New York and London, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1908, First edition, 8vo [24.5 x 17 cm]; xiii, 319, [viii, ads] pp, photogravure frontis of Niagara Falls, with tissue guard, 48 plates and maps including folding, portraits, index, title printed in red and black, musical notation, original pictorial cloth, with mounted photo of Niagara in gilt border, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, top edge gilted, light stain on outer corner of frontis, else clean unmarked and near fine.

Dow 673, recognizing the significance of this work, devotes several pages to its description. The author describes the topography, geography, harnessing hydro power, history, Niagara cranks (those crossing on tightropes and others), the old frontier, etc, and describes the towns on the river from Buffalo and the upper Niagara to Toronto.

US$45. bookID # 11768


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


JANE, Cecil; Select Documents Illustrating the Four Voyages of Columbus Including Those Contained in R. H. Major's Select Letters of Christopher Columbus. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1930, First Edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; 2 volumes, clv, 188; lxxxix, 164, frontis in each volume (including portrait of Columbus), 6 folding maps, some with color, showing routes in red, folding extract from notebook of Columbus, indexes, original cloth, gilt vignettes, gilt spine title lettering, spines very slightly faded, gilt clear and bright, endpaper bookplate of Florence and Fredric March, fine and clean set.

The extensive introduction of about 270 pages provides a good historical perspective and details on each of the documents, on the negotiations of Columbus with Ferdinand an Isabella, on the illustrations and maps, etc.

US$210. bookID # 12473


JANE, Cecil; The Voyages of Christopher Columbus Being the Journals of His First and Third, and the Letters concerning his First and Last Voyages, to Which is Added the Account of His Second Voyage Written by Andres Bernaldez. London, The Argonaut Press, 1930, Edition limited to 1,050 copies of which this is #204, 4to [26.5 x 20 cm]; [vi], 347, [i] pp, 5 maps, each with routes in red, one map folding, index, original vellum-backed boards, gilt title lettering on spine, original crest stamped in gilt blue, red and grey on front cover, original ribbon bookmark, corner a little bumped, spine lightly soiled, else very good, clean internally.

The extensive introduction provides a good historical perspective.

US$50. bookID # 6990


JESUP, Th. S.; I. I. Stevens; Reports of Explorations & Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable & Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean, made under the Secretary of War in 1854-5. Volume I. From Sacramento Valley to Columbia River. Washington, House of Representatives, 1855, , 4to [30 x 24 cm]; viii, 134, vii, 651 pp, tables, index, contemporary calf spine, marbled boards, spine title label partly lacking, joints cracked, edges rubbed, wear, small bookplate on endpaper, interior is clean and very good.

Besides the introductory material to the 12 volume set of Pacific Railroad Reports, this volume also contains the detailed report of I. I. Stevens, entitled Report of Explorations for a Route for the Pacific Railroad, near the forty-seventh and forty-ninth Parallels of North Latitude, from St. Paul to Puget Sound. Hasse p. 61. Goetzmann, Army Exploration in the American West: 'The massive volumes of the Pacific Railroad Reports represented the combined efforts of the topographical engineers and a sizable contingent of the country's foremost scientists. Not since Napoleon had taken his company of savants into Egypt had the world seen such an assemblage of scientists and technicians marshaled under one banner'.

US$140. bookID # 11515


JOHNSON, Clifton; New England and Its Neighbors. New York, The Macmillan Company, 1902, First edition, 8vo [21 x 16 cm]; xv, 335, [iv] pp, frontis plus 32 plates plus many illustrations from the author's paintings and photos, original pictorial cloth with gilt spine title lettering, top edge gilted, very light edge wear, inscription on endpaper, a very good copy, internally clean and solid.

A description of the author's extensive travels in the rural areas and the back roads.

US$15. bookID # 7383


JOHNSTON, James F. W.; Notes on North America; Agricultural, Economical and Social. Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood and Sons, 1851, First edition, 8vo [20.5 x 13 cm]; xvi, 415, 24 [publisher's ads]; xii, 512, [ii, list of author's other works] pp, folding map frontis showing routes in red, half title pages in each volume, tables, original brown blind-stamped cloth, gilt spine title lettering, edges lightly rubbed, engraved bookplate of Sherringham Alfred Shepherd on endpaper, very good+ set.

Howes J165. TPL 8134. Sabin 36369. Johnston, author of several agricultural works, spent over six months traveling in 1849 through New Brunswick, New York, Boston, Providence, Plymouth, the Hudson, Washington, with most of it on New Brunswick, describing conditions, customs, farming, etc.

US$190. bookID # 10789


JOHNSTON, Mireille, photos by Nancy and Retta Johnston; Central Park Country; A Tune Within Us. San Francisco, Sierra Club, [1968], First Edition, folio [35 x 27 cm]; 151 pp, 93 color plates, pictorial endpapers, original cloth, dj (tear, with old tape repair), fine clean copy in good dj.

Introduction by Marianne Moore, foreword by David Brower.

US$2. bookID # 3348


KANE, Harnett T.; Gone are the Days; An Illustrated History of the Old South. New York, E. P. Dutton & Co., 1960, First edition, 4to [28.5 x 21 cm]; viii, 344 pp, numerous illustrations from original sources, bibliog, index, original cloth with gilt spine title lettering, spine edges worn, ex-library with bookplate on endpaper and small inkstamps, solid complete good copy.

Notable for its many illustrations from old sources.

US$4. bookID # 9111


KEATING, William H.; Narrative of an Expedition to the Source of St. Peter's River, Lake Winnepeek, Lake of the Woods, etc Performed in the Year 1823, . . . under the command of Stephen H. Long. Minneapolis, Ross & Haines, Inc, 1959, edition limited to 1500 copies, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; 2 volumes in one, xxiv, [ii], 458; 248, [xiv] pp, frontis, plates, large folding map, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (small spot on spine), fine, quite clean an unmarked.

Howes K20. Sabin describes the first edition (31137) as "almost a cyclopaedia of material relating to the Indians of the explored territory. Nothing escaped the attention or record of the gentlemen who accompanied the expedition and their statements respecting the Sioux and Chippeway tribes are among the most valuable we have". This is the full record of Long's second expedition a prime source of information on the early exploration and Indian activity of the upper mid-west. The last part of the book is a vocabulary of Indian languages.

US$40. bookID # 11497


KELSEY, Henry; The Kelsey Papers. Ottawa, Public Arch of Canada, Public Rec Off of N Ireland, 1929, First Edition, roy 8vo; lxxxiii, 128pp, frontis, colorfolding map, original printed wrappers, fine unworn condition, partly unopened.

Peel 2, TPL 162; edited and with intro by A. G. Doughty & C. Martin. Peel 2: "Kelsey's journal was published in the report of the Committee on Hudson's Bay in 1749, but it was only in 1926 that the original manuscript was found among the Dobbs papers in the public record office of Northern Ireland. The first 2 papers cover his exploration, the third covers Indian beliefs and superstitions, while the remaining eight deal with events on Hudson Bay." Kelsey was the first white man to reach the Saskatchewan River and the Canadian prairies from Hudson Bay. He was also the first to see the plains Indians hunt buffalo. Included is a loose envelope with a postage stamp of Henry Kelsey.

US$30. bookID # 144


KIDDER, D. P. and J. C. Fletcher; Brazil and the Brazilians, Portrayed in Historical and Descriptive Sketches. Philadelphia, Childs & Peterson, 1857, First Edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; 630, [x, ads, advertising Elisha Kane's Arctic explorations] pp, engraved frontis (portrait), map of Bay of Rio de Janeiro, folding map of Brazil, 150 illus, many plates, including 2 hand-colored plates of birds, not in later editions, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt spine title lettering, wear at edges and corners, name on endpaper, short tear at stub of map, the colored and black & white plates have tissue guards, interior is clean & very good, in good cover, good hinges.

Sabin 37709. Griffin 6502. Humphreys 413. Naylor 164. Welch 41. Borba de Moraes p 434: "This is the first edition of this successful book, it was reprinted many times.", "The success of this book was enormous . . . . and became a classic book about Brazil for North Americans." This is a comprehensive treatment, with particularly good illustration, covering views, scenes, people, buildings, birds, plants, etc, with detailed appendices of commerce, history, economics, population, etc. 'The accompanying map is probably the most perfect ever published of an Empire which has never been surveyed. In 1855 the junior author travelled more than three thousand miles in Brazil, making corrections on this map as he journeyed', the Colton map being of Brazil with Guayana, dated 1855 with insets of Rio and Pernambuco showing streets. Wood 417: 'The references to birds and other animals are numerous, including such species as Jacana, Boat-bill, Toucan, Harpy Eagle, Umbrella bird, Variegated Breast Parrot and Rose-colored Spoonbill, the last two depicted in color'. The first edition of one of the first works published in the US just on Brazil based on the author's several decades in the country.

US$140. bookID # 13740


KIFFER, Selby, George Snyder; Important American Voyages and Explorations; Property From a Private Collection. New York, Sotheby's, 1985, First edition, 4to [27.5 x 21.5 cm]; unpaginated, illustrations including full page, reproduced from the books being auctioned, original red pictorial cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, mounted plate on cover in gilt border, fine and clean condition.

The October 31, 1985 auction of 43 superb books on American voyages and explorations, each with detailed descriptions and bibliographical detail, most illustrated, including the rare The General History of Virginia by John Smith, published in 1624.

US$7. bookID # 12772


KINGSFORD, William; The Early Bibliography of the Province of Ontario, Dominion of Canada, with other Information; A Supplemental Chapter on Canadian Archaeology. Toronto, Montreal, Rowsell & Hutchison, Eben Picken, 1892, First edition, 12mo [19 x 13 cm]; 140, addendum, index, original red cloth, gilt spine lettering, black cover lettering, cover vignette, spine slightly faded but clean fine copy.

The bibliography is well annotated with descriptions and comments on each book and a good introduction.

US$18. bookID # 10177


KOBBE, Gustav; New York and its Environs. New York, Harper & Brothers, 1891, First edition, 16mo [16 x 11 cm]; 282 pp, 9 (of 10 illustrations, lacking frontis), 5 (of 6 maps, lacking city map), index, original cloth, gilt lettering, light stain on front, light wear, one map with tear.

A detailed picture of New York at the time.

US$50. bookID # 4121


LAMB, Dana and Ginger; Quest of the Lost City. New York, Harper & Brothers, [1951], , 8vo [21 x 15 cm]; x, 340 pp, 16 pages of photo illustrations, map endpapers, original cloth-backed boards, gilt spine title lettering, dj (spine ends with large chips, wear, not price clipped), previous owner's bookplate on endpaper, but a very good+, clean copy in good dj.

The authors travelled down the west coast of Mexico into the land of the Mayas to explore a lost city in Chiapas, just north of Guatemala. 'It would be difficult to think of any type of danger or daring achievement which is not compassed within the tale'. (New York Times). "An adventure classic" - J. W. Vandercook.

US$12. bookID # 13818


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


LATROBE, Charles Joseph; The Rambler in Mexico: 1834. London, R. B. Seeley and W. Burnside, 1836, First edition, 12mo [19 x 12 cm]; viii, 309 pp, engraved folding map frontis, with an inset of routes from Mexico City to Ver Cruz and Tampico, and inset table of altitudes, contemporary half calf, gilt spine title lettering, rubbed, edge wear, bookplate removed from endpaper, number on verso title, interior quite clean and near fine in good cover.

Humphreys 1982. Sabin 39221. The author travelled extensively around Mexico City and through central and eastern regions, describing the cities and town, mines, topography, the people, institutions, antiquities, mountains, customs, bull fights, opera, adventures, etc. The New York edition was not issued with the folding map and many copies of the London edition also lack the map.

US$170. bookID # 12048


LILLARD, Richard G.; Desert Challenge; An Interpretation of Nevada. New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1942, First Edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; vii, 388, ix pp, plates containing 46 illustrations, folding map, index, original cloth, dj (chipped at spine head, light wear, small stain), very good, clean internally.

US$3. bookID # 3265


LORD, John Keast; The Naturalist in Vancouver Island and British Columbia. London, Richard Bentley, 1866, First edition, 8vo [21 x 14 cm]; 2 volumes, xvi, 358; x, 375 pp, 11 plates including 2 frontis's, each with tissue guard, 2 vignettes, errata sheet in each volume, detailed appendix listing mammals, birds, insects, reptiles, fishes, shells, etc., original green pictorial cloth, gilt fish in border on covers, gilt title lettering and designs on spine, cover edge a bit rubbed, one margin of text page with chip, else a fine and clean set.

TPL 4516. Lande 1290. Lowther 275. Sabin 42035. Zimmer 404. Wood 441. Extensive description of the natural history of the area as well as description of the native peoples. The author was with the British North American Boundary Commission and travelled extensively, making notes as he went, and found a number of new species. The plates are of birds and other nature subjects, views and indigenous peoples.

US$650. bookID # 12938


LOWTHER, Barbara J., Muriel Laing; A Bibliography of British Columbia; Laying the Foundations 1849-1899. Victoria, University of Victoria, [1968], First edition, 4to [28.5 x 22 cm]; xii, 328 pp, pictorial endpapers, detailed index, original blue cloth, gilt spine title lettering, pictorial gilt crest, cover very slightly used but a fine, clean and unmarked copy.

A detailed description of over 2,000 publications, including explorations, travellers, native peoples, etc. A valuable reference.

US$16. bookID # 13472


MAC, Captain; Canada; the Country, its People, Religions, Politics. . . being a Compendium of Travel from th Atlantic to the Pacific, the Great Lakes, Manitoba, the North-West and British Columbia, . . .. Montreal, , 1882, enlarged edition, originally published in Washington in 1881, 8vo; 353, [xxii, ads] pp, well-illustrated including scenes, people, rebound in blue cloth, gilt lettering on spine, few leaves with crease, tp slightly worn, very good.

US$7. bookID # 1436


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


MACKENZIE, Alexander; Voyages from Montreal on the River St. Lawrence through the Continent of North America to the Frozen and Pacific Oceans in the years 1789 and 1793. London, Cadell, Jun. and W. Davies, Cobbett and Morgan, and W. Creech, 1801, First edition, 4to [28 x 22 cm]; [i], viii, cxxxii, 412, [ii, errata leaf], engraved frontis portrait, 3 large folding maps, one with route hand colored in red (one map loose, tears on maps), original elaborately blind-stamped leather boards, rebacked with leather spine, raised bands, gilt title lettering on red leather spine label, cover lightly worn, light offsetting on title page, very light foxing on some pages, very good+ sound copy.

Howes M133: 'First crossing of the continent from ocean to ocean by a white man'. Hill 187: 'One of the most important of Canadian books'. Sabin 43414: 'Remarkable for its accuracy'. Wheat Transmississippi 251: 'a milestone'. Field 967: 'Filled with accounts of the tribes of Indians who inhabited the regions traversed by him. . . a minute, careful and interesting relation of them. . . his investigations were remarkable for their accuracy; Sir John Franklin expressed his surprise at being able to corroborate their correctness in his own explorations'. Lande 1317. Streeter Sale 3653. Wagner-Camp 1:1. TPL 658. The work includes accounts of two expeditions: the first in 1789 from Fort Chipeway to the Arctic Sea, the author being only the second white person the reach the Arctic by land, and the second in 1792 across North America to the Pacific, including details on the fur trade and the discovery of the Mackenzie River. The first edition of the first account of a North American transcontinental crossing, a cornerstone work of exploration.

US$6200. bookID # 13057


MARTINEZ, Jose LONGINOS; Journal of Jose Longinos Martinez; Notes and Observations of the Naturalist of the Botanical Expedition in Old and New California and the South Coast. [San Francisco], John Howell - Books, 1961, edition limited to 1,000 copies, 8vo [25 x 15 cm]; xvii, 114 pp, 3 folding maps, table, bibliog, timetable of journey, glossary, title and chapter headings printed in pink and black, original gilt decorated cloth, gilt lettering on spine, fine clean copy, in clear mylar jacket.

First published in 1938, this edition has been freshly translated, with new material, additional maps and better organized by Lesley Byrd Simpson for the Santa Barbara Historical Society. Based on the author's travels of over 4,000 miles in 1788 from Mexico City to San Blas, through California, Cape San Lucas, San Miguel, San Diego, Monterey with good description of the country, the geography, nature, plants, the natives and their customs, etc. This copy with a loose hand-written letter from bookdealer, dated 1989, about inquiry of Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew searching for a copy of this book.

US$50. bookID # 12827


MAYER, Brantz; Mexico, Aztec, Spanish and Republican: a Historical, Geographical, Political, Statistical & Social Account of that Country from the Period of the Invasion by the Spaniards to the Present Time; with a View of the Ancient Aztec Empire & Civilization. Hartford, S. Drake and Company, 1852, , 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; 2 volumes in one, [iv], 433; 399 pp, engraved frontis portrait in each volume, numerous illustrations and plates, views, maps, tables, original pictorial gilt cloth, elaborately gilted spine with title lettering and vignettes, all edges gilted, cover edges worn, joint cracked, hinges re-enforced, lightly foxed, some leaves at end with light marginal stain, else very good.

A well-illustrated and detailed 832 page work by the former Secretary of the US legation to Mexico. The last 50 pages of the work deal with New Mexico and California, with illustrations, plates (eg, views of Santa Fe, Bay of San Francisco, Sierra Nevada pass), statistical tables, etc. Sabin 47100. Cowan 421. Bernal 304. Ramos 2911.

US$140. bookID # 13598


MCCOWAN, Dan; A Naturalist in Canada. Toronto, The Macmillan Company, 1941, First edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; xii, 284 pp, frontis from painting by Carl Rungius, numerous illustrations from photos by the author and sketches by Bruce Horsfall on plates, index, original cloth, spine title lettering, spine faded, dj (chipped at edges, rubbed, not price clipped), very good overall, inscribed and signed by author on endpaper, dated 1941.

The author provides a general survey of natural history across Canada, from plants and glaciers to birds, insects, fish, fossils, animals, etc.

US$20. bookID # 12112


MCVAUGH, Rogers; Edward Palmer; Plant Explorer of the American West. Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, [1956], First Edition, 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; xvii, 430 pp, illustrations, maps, bibliography, index, original pictorial cloth, spine title lettering, slightly foxed at outer edge of text block, clean, unmarked, near fine in dj (wear at edges, rear panel repaired, price clipped).

This the first published account on Palmer, one of the greatest plant hunters in America, who collected over 100,000 plants as well as thousands of archaeological, ethnological and zoological items throughout Mexico, Texas, Florida and the American west. Appendices include chronology of his plant collections and locations, field notes, herbaria known to have plants he collected.

US$15. bookID # 13549


MONAGHAN, Frank, supplement by Samuel J. Marino; French Travellers in the United States 1765 - 1932. New York, Antiquarian Press, 1961, revised edition, limited to 750 copies, the first edition with the supplement, 8vo [25 x 18 cm]; xxii, [ii], 130 pp, frontis portrait of Lafayette, 10 illus/plates from early sources including portraits, title pages, etc, index, original blue cloth, gilt spine title lettering, spine bit faded, interior is clean, unmarked, overall near fine and sound.

A useful bibliography and reference, listing hundreds of books, each with bibliographical detail, collations, descriptive information, etc. The supplement added many additional books not in the original list. There is also a chronological list of French travellers.

US$35. bookID # 12776


MONTEITH, James; Comprehensive Geography; Local, Mathematical, Physical, Comparative, Descriptive, Historical and Ancient with Map-drawing and Relief maps [with] Special Geography of New England, a Supplement to Monteith's Geography. New York, Chicago, New Orleans, A. S. Barnes & Company, [1872, First edition, New England Edition, folio [31.5 x 24.5 cm]; 104; 30 pp, 60 colored maps, including double-page, full-page and including 3 double-page in supplement, many engraved illustrations throughout, other uncolored maps, tables, original cloth-backed pictorial boards, title lettering, covers worn, pencil writing on endpaper, two pages with short tear, interior unmarked, good.

A detailed geography, this copy with the 30 page New England supplement with much additional material. Used as a textbook, still useful for the maps, illustrations and great amount of information that reflected current knowledge, covering US and world.

US$30. bookID # 12226


MUENCH, David (photos), Don Pike (text); California II. Portland, Oregon, Graphic Arts Center Publishing, 1977, , folio [35 x 27 cm]; iv, 5-191 pp, color frontis, numerous fine color plates, original cloth back boards, dj, fine.

US$2. bookID # 3356


NELSON, T.; The Falls of Niagara, Being a Complete Guide to all the Points of Interest Around and in the Immediate Neighbourhood of the Great Cataract with views taken from sketches by Washington Friend, esq. London, Edinburgh, Toronto, T. Nelson & Sons; James Campbell, 1860, , 16mo [15 x 10 cm]; vi, [7]-64 pp12 attractive colored plates (color printed), tissue guards, engraved vignette on title page of rapids above the falls, original cloth, blind-stamped, gilt title on cover in decorative border, spine title lettering, spine faded but lettering still visible, stain on rear cover, a few small stains on some outer margins, very good.

Produced as a Nelson handbook for tourism, this guidebook covers Niagara and surrounding area such as Brock monument, ice cave, mineral springs, museum, etc, with good description of each site of place of interest and with four pages of poetry on Niagara at end. First published in 1859, this being the only other printing recorded in Dow 1226: 'The views are fine and beautifully colored'.

US$70. bookID # 12526


NETTING, M. Graham; 50 Years of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy; The Early Years. np, Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, 1982, First edition, oblong 4to [21.5 x 25 cm]; [iv], 200 pp, numerous photo illustrations with many in color, some illustrations from drwgs, original heavy paper wraps with lettering in gilt, very good, clean coy.

US$1. bookID # 4591


NEWBERRY, John S.; Reports on the Geology, Botany, and Zoology of Northern California and Oregon, made to the War Department. Washington, War Department, 1857, , 4to [28 x 22 cm]; [ii], 85; 102; 114, [i], iv pp, 23 tinted lithographed plates of views including frontis and 10 of trees with backgrounds, 4 plates of shells, 6 botanical plates, 11 of fish, 3 mammal plates, 2 hand-colored plates of birds, other illus, contemporary half leather with gilt spine title lettering, joints repaired, marbled endpapers & edges, endpaper bookplate, interior clean & fine with only minimal offsetting, good sound cover, with ink inscription signed by author to Prof. Dawson.

Consists of 293 pages of 3 parts from Explorations and Surveys for a Railroad Route from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean, relating to northern California and Oregon, including the Geological, Botanical and Zoological Reports, Routes in California and Oregon explored by Lieut. R. S. Williamson and Henry L. Abbott, explored in 1855; includes contributions by various experts such as T. A. Conrad, Professor E. N. Horsford, Asa Gray, John Torrey, W. S. Sullivant, Edward Tuckerman. W. G. Binney, S. F. Baird. The plates are lithographed, some colored, and well executed. Goetzmann, Army Exploration in the West 328: 'Newberry in whose report on the plant geography of the Wiliamson-Abbott Survey appeared the only inkling in all the thirteen volumes of the Railroad Reports of anything like a theory. . . This was as close as the Pacific railroad scientists came to the important scientific questions of the age'. Newberry was a MD as well as botanist and geologist.

US$550. bookID # 12576


NORDHOFF, Charles; California: for Health, Pleasure, and Residence, a Book for Travellers and Settlers. New York, Harper & Brothers, 1874, , 8vo [23 x 17 cm]; 255, [viii, ads, including Central Pacific Railroad, Grand Hotel, publisher's books on travel] pp, 3 maps including frontis map, numerous engraved illustrations including full-page, birds-eye view, tables, original green cloth with decorations in black, gilted lettering on cover and spine, staining on covers, edges rubbed, bookplate removed from endpaper, old signature on title margin, minor foxing on few leaves, overall good clean copy.

Cowan p. 162: "Mr Nordhoff's descriptions of the natural attractions of California were considered the best of their time and much esteemed." Very well-illustrated. The maps include San Joaquin Valley, Sacramento Valley

US$60. bookID # 8864


OLIPHANT, Lawrence; Minnesota and the Far West. Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood and Sons, 1855, First edition, 8vo [23 x 14 cm]; xiv, 306, 16 [ads] pp, tinted lithographed frontis, 5 engraved plates, 9 other illus, folding map (the eastern half of which is lacking), original pictorial gilt cloth, gilt spine title lettering, spine and corners worn, lightly foxed on some pages, lacks pages 193 to 208 and the illustration in that signature, fair copy.

Part I is on Canada including trade, society, politics, backwoods, travels from Toronto to Lake Simcoe, canoe voyage down the Severin, Indian villages. Part II is Lake Superior including Sault Ste. Marie, the pictured rocks, mineral deposits, city of Superior, Wisconsin. Part III is Minnesota including camping out, the Savannahs, the Mississippi, Indian affairs, the Sauk Rapids, Falls of St. Anthony, St. Paul, train travel, manners, customs, steamboat life, across the prairies, Chicago to Niagara. The missing signature is on the early traders and Sandy Lake. Sabin 57183. Howes O64. Graf 3091. Lande 1371. TPL 3463.

US$45. bookID # 9809


ONEAL, Cora M.; Gardens and Homes of Mexico. Dallas, Banks Upshaw and Company, [1947], Second edition, revised, 8vo [23.5 x 16 cm]; xiv, [ii], 221, [iii] pp, frontis (portrait of author), plates from photos, map, bibliog, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, small ink spot on title page, slight musty smell , clean, very good+ copy, signed by author in ink.

An interesting and very well-illustrated work covering pre-conquest gardens, colonial homes and gardens, colonial public buildings with gardens, modern homes and gardens, plants and trees of Mexico. The last chapter is on orchids and orchid hunting.

US$30. bookID # 8396


PACE, Antonio, Joseph and Nesta Ewan; Luigi Castiglioni's Viaggio; Travels in the United States of North America 1785-87, with Natural History Commentary and Botanical Observations. Syracuse, New York, Syracuse University Press, 1983, First edition in English, 8vo [23 x 16.5 cm]; xli [ii], 487pp, full-page illus, maps, bibliog, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj, fine and clean.

About 1/4 of the book deals with descriptions of plants, the rest being a description of his travels, including in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Canada, New York, Georgia, Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island. This is the first complete translation of this classic of naturalist's travels, first published in Italy in 1790.

US$10. bookID # 11066


PACE, Antonio, Joseph and Nesta Ewan; Luigi Castiglioni's Viaggio; Travels in the United States of North America 1785-87, with Natural History Commentary and Botanical Observations. Syracuse, New York, Syracuse University Press, 1983, First edition in English, 8vo [23 x 16.5 cm]; xli [ii], 487pp, full-page illus, maps, bibliog, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj, fine and clean.

About 1/4 of the book deals with descriptions of plants, the rest being a description of his travels, including in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Canada, New York, Georgia, Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island. This is the first complete translation of this classic of naturalist's travels, first published in Italy in 1790.

US$15. bookID # 13067


PALMER, Henrietta R. (editor and foreword); Rhode Island Tales; Depicting Social Life During the Colonial, Revolutionary Era and Post-Revolutionary Era. New York, The Purdy Press, 1928, First edition, 8vo [23 x 15.5 cm]; 181 pp, illus, original cloth backed boards, flap of dj pasted on endpaper, clean and near fine condition.

US$25. bookID # 4549


PARHAM, H. J.; A Nature Lover in British Columbia. London, H. F. & G. Witherby, [1937], First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; 292 pp, numerous plates from photos and drawings, including by Allan Brooks, map endpapers, index, original cloth, title lettering on spine and cover, fine clean copy, presentation copy to Canadian soldiers in Iceland, signed by author on endpaper.

The author had settled in the Okanangan Valley in British Columbia and had travelled in area extensively observing wildlife and conditions. The appendices describe and list species found including flora, mammals, fish and 288 species of birds with descriptions.

US$25. bookID # 10926


PARKE, Lieutenant John G. and Albert H. Campbell; Reports of Explorations & Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable & Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean, . . . in 1854-5. Volume VII. San Francisco Bay to Los Angeles, California west of the Coast Range. .. Washington, Senate, 1857, , 4to [30 x 24 cm]; 22, 204, 28, 116, 37, i [errata leaf, often lacking] pp, 50 plates including 7 colored lithographed view plates, 24 geological including profiles, 8 botanical plates, 11 meteorological plates, 2 folding colored maps, tables, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt spine title lettering, edges worn, spine ends repaired, interior is clean and unmarked without the usual foxing, and very good.

The full title of this volume is Report of Explorations for Railroad Routes from San Francisco Bay to Los Angeles, California, West of the Coast Range, and from the Pimas Villages on the Gila to the Rio Grande, Near the 32d Parallel of North Latitude, 1854-5 and includes Geological report by Thomas Antisell, Botanical report by John Torrey, detailed appendices and conclusions of the official reviews of the reports upon explorations and surveys for railroad routes. Hasse 62. The colored view plates are superb. Goetzmann, Army Exploration in the American West: 'The massive volumes of the Pacific Railroad Reports represented the combined efforts of the topographical engineers and a sizable contingent of the country's foremost scientists. Not since Napoleon had taken his company of savants into Egypt had the world seen such an assemblage of scientists and technicians marshaled under one banner'.

US$240. bookID # 11520


PARKER, Franklin D.; Travels in Central America 1821-1840. Gainesville, University of Florida Press, 1970, First Edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; xiv, 340 pp, bibliog, map eps, original 2 part cloth, dj (price clipped, slight wear at edge), fine clean copy in near fine dj.

This book analyzes ten travel books written by North Americans and Europeans on their travels in Central America during the first two decades of Central American independence, with each traveler telling his own story to the fullest including people, places and politics. Included are John Lloyd Stephens, Henry Dunn, Orlando Roberts, James Jarves, Thomas Young and others.

US$10. bookID # 4925


PEEL, Bruce Braden; A Bibliography of the Prairie Provinces to 1953 with Biographical Index. Toronto, University of Toronto Press, [1973], Second edition, enlarged edition, 8vo [25 x 17 cm]; xxviii, 780 pp, bibliography, detailed indexes by subject, title, author, original cloth, title lettering on cover and spine, edges slightly rubbed, fine, clean and unmarked.

A standard reference with 4408 items listed, each with description, dates, etc. The author index includes biography of each author. This edition includes the 1963 supplement and is a major expansion of the earlier edition.

US$32. bookID # 13468


PETERS, Harry T.; Currier & Ives, Printmakers to the American People. Garden City, New York, Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1942, , 4to [31 x 23 cm]; xvi, 41 pp, 192 plates, many in color, original pictorial cloth, some use, small tape stain on cover, good.

US$2. bookID # 3321


PETERS, Harry T.; Currier & Ives, Printmakers to the American People. Garden City, New York, Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1942, , 4to [31 x 23 cm]; xvi, 41 pp, 192 plates, many in color, original pictorial cloth, dj (lightly used, short tears), else fine copy.

A good selection of prints from these famous print-makers, with useful introductory material.

US$2. bookID # 6175


PETERSEN, Richard G.; The Lost Cities of Cibola. Chicago, Franciscan Herald Press, [1980], First edition, 8vo [21 x 14 cm]; xvii, 292 pp, well-illustrated with photos, plates, maps, bibliog, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (price clipped), fine and clean throughout.

An examination of the early Spanish expeditions to the US southwest and much new information in which the author claims these lost cities were near present-day Phoenix and came to a tragic end in 1680. The author identifies that former nation, resolves the mystery of the flat canal, shows how the cities and people died, and also shows a connection with the statues of Easter Island.

US$20. bookID # 12088


PINKERTON, Kathrene; A Home In the Wilds. New York, Taplinger Publishing Company; Burns & Baceachern, [1976], , 8vo [21 x 14 cm]; 327 pp, illustrations with photos, original cloth-backed boards, spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped, short tear on rear panel), else fine and clean.

The first edition was 1939, published as Wilderness Wife, and has been a classic on pioneer life since. The true story of a young couple's life in the Canadian north, living in a log cabin, outdoor living, camp cooking, canoes, dog sledding, amusing and touching incidents.

US$3. bookID # 11305


POMFRET, John E. (editor); California Gold Rush Voyages, 1848-1849; Three Original Narratives. San Marino, Calif, The Huntington Library, 1954, First Edition, 8vo; x, 246pp, maps, original quarter cloth and printed boards, dj (small tears & wear), clean, fine.

Three accounts from manuscripts in the Huntington. Estelle Doheny's copy with her leather bookplate. Printed note presentation note from Doheny. (Her library sold for $35 million.)

US$20. bookID # 208


PORTINARO, Pierluigi; Franco Knirsch; The Cartography of North America, 1500 - 1800. New York, Facts on File, [1987], First edition in English, translated from the Italian edition of 1987, royal 4to [33 x 25 cm]; 320 pp, 121 plates, nearly all in color and including many double-page, mostly reproducing old maps, many other illus, biographical notes, index, original cloth, dj, fine in fine dj.

A quality production with numerous excellent illustrations, and with useful text on the history of cartography, the history of New World exploration and mapmaking techniques.

US$50. bookID # 12590


PRIESTLEY, J. B., Jacquetta Hawkes; Journey Down a Rainbow. London, Heinemann-Cresset, 1955, First edition, 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; xii, 289 pp, original green cloth with gilt spine title lettering, dj (chip at edge, light wear, not price clipped), very good.

Travels in New Mexico to study the culture of the Pueblo and Navaho Indians, their arts and crafts and memorial rites and to Texas to contrast and compare the contemporary cultures. Interesting observations by this famous novelist and playwright and his archaeologist wife.

US$5. bookID # 7516


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


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


ROBERGE, Earl; Napa Wine Country. [Portland, Oregon}, Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company, [1975], First Edition, folio [35 x 27 cm]; xix, 20-207 pp, numerous color plates, glossary, list of photo data for each plate, original cloth backed boards, dj, fine.

An in-depth photo essay with good text of this northern California area.

US$2. bookID # 3358


ROBERTS, Kenneth G. and Philip Shackleton; The Canoe; A History of the Craft from Panama to the Arctic. Toronto, Macmillan of Canada, [1983], First Edition, oblong 4to [26 x 31 cm]; viii, 279 pp, numerous illustrations and plates in color and bw, bibliog, index, map endpapers showing aboriginal peoples in North and Central America, original simulated leather cloth, gilt vignette and lettering, dj, a fine copy in fine dj, signed in ink by both authors on the half-title page.

An important study including rafts and floats, the dugout, the skin boat, the bark canoe, the modern canoe and all their variations over time and from different aboriginal peoples. Many of the illustrations are from early sources including the making and use of the canoe. A major, if not the best modern work on the subject.

US$35. bookID # 9167


ROBSON, Joseph; An Account of Six Years Residence in Hudson's Bay, from 1733 to 1736 and 1744 to 1747; containing a Variety of Facts, Observations and Discoveries tending to shew the vast Importance of the Countries about Hudson Bay to Great Britain....Furs, Whale, Seal. London, J. Payne and J. Bouquet, Mr Kincaid, Mr Barry, Mr Smith, 1752, First edition, 8vo [21 x 14 cm]; [ii], vi, 84, 95 pp, 2 folding engraved maps, engraved folding plan, 6 appendices including one on winds and tides of Churchill River [complete], errata page, contemporary half calf, marbled boards, later spine, spine label with gilt lettering, new endpapers, map & plan a little cropped at foredge with loss of about quarter inch, fine engraved bookplate of Johannes Symons Arm, clean very good copy, corner wear.

Hill p. 257: 'This is one of the earliest and certainly the fullest of works that had hitherto been published on the Hudson Bay Territory. The author was surveyor and supervisor of the buildings to the company. The territory began to open up after 1763 when Canada passed from French into British possession... Robson, with a sound knowledge of the locale and of the personnel of the Hudson's Bay Company, condemned the company for its failure to promote enterprise and development in its lands'. An appendix has a history of the discovery of Hudson's Bay and the proceedings of the English there. The two maps include A Draught of the Nelson and Hayes Rivers, and, A Draught of the Churchill River. The folding plate contains two plans, Fort York, and Fort Prince of Wales. Peel 12. TPL 217. Lande 1418. Streeter 3648. Sabin 72259. Field 1312.

US$1200. bookID # 8136


ROCKLAND, Michael Aaron (introduction); Sarmiento's Travels in the United States in 1847. Princeton, New Jersey, Princeton University Press, 1970, First edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; xiii, 330 pp, illus, portraits, index, original cloth with gilt spine title lettering, dj (chipped at spine end, price clipped), fine and clean in very good jacket.

Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, Argentine educator, statesman and writer, travelled extensively in the United States, observing society and conditions, as de Tocqueville before him, and describing his meetings with Horace Mann, Emerson, Longfellow, etc. The 106 page introduction provides a good historical perspective to the Sarmiento's work and correspondence which the editor was able to find and translate.

US$9. bookID # 8919


RUSSELL, Robert; North America, Its Agriculture and Climate containing Observations on the Agriculture and Climate of Canada, the United States and the Island of Cuba. Edinburgh, Adam and Charles Black, 1857, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; [viii], 390 pp, folding colored map frontis (small tear at stub), 8 meteorological maps at end, some folding, tables, index, original green blind-stamped cloth with gilt spine title lettering, edges but rubbed, light wear at upper spine, one signature partly pulled, small light bookstore blindstamp on endpaper, very good.

TPL 3472. Sabin 74370. Waters ton p. 106. The author travelled in Upper and Lower Canada, Vermont, Oswego, Cincinnati, Chicago, Baltimore, Washington, Charleston, southern states and Cuba and compares the climate to that of Scotland, describing crops and growing conditions, but also describes the many towns and cities he passed through ('Bytown is a dirty and disagreeable place'), slavery, society, the people, etc. Three chapters relate to his travels in Cuba ('the food-producing powers of the banana are considerably overrated'). An interesting and entertaining work.

US$125. bookID # 8296


SABIN, Joseph; Dictionary of Books Relating to America from its Discovery to the Present Time. New York, Mini-Print Corp., [1967], reprint of original edition, oblong 4to [20 x 25 cm]; 29 volumes in two, original cloth, gilt title lettering on spines and covers, clean, unmarked, fine.

This is the most important reference dealing in Americana, including north, central and south America. Originally printed in 29 volumes over 70 years, 1868-1939, this more compact edition, in two volumes contains all the material of the original, with eight pages of the original printed on each page of the oblong quarto volumes. The micro-print version of this monumental bibliography of books relating to America begun by Joseph Sabin, continued by Wilberforce Eames and completed by Robert Vail . It includes over 106,000 entries of books, pamphlets and periodicals that were written by Americans or relate to America no matter where they were printed Each entry includes descriptive material, collations, many details, often with compilers' comments, etc. Breslauer & Folter 129. The two massive volumes are heavy and may require extra postage.

US$230. bookID # 13758


SANFORD, James K.; A Century of Commerce; 1867-1967. Richmond, Virginia, Richmond Chamber of Commerce, nd [ca1967], Probable First edition, 4to [28.5 x 21 cm]; xvii, 226 pp, numerous illustrations from photos, map, index, original cloth, gilt lettering on front cover and spine, previous owner's inkstamp on endpaper, near fine.

The history of Richmond Virginia with good illustrations.

US$3. bookID # 4566


SANGER, Marjory Bartlett; Billy Bartram and His Green World. New York, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, [1972], First edition, 8vo [23 x 15.5 cm]; [xii], 207 pp, illustrations and plates from Bartram's works, bibliog, index, original green cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (price clipped, short tears), near fine in quite good dj.

An excellent biography of William Bartram (1739-1823), who was the most important US naturalist of his time, who traveled widely in the American colonies and greatly influenced Alexander Wilson and John James Audubon.

US$4. bookID # 10015


SANGER, Marjory Bartlett; Billy Bartram and His Green World. New York, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, [1972], First edition, 8vo [23 x 15.5 cm]; [xii], 207 pp, illustrations and plates from Bartram's works, bibliog, index, original green cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (price clipped, tears, chipped at spine ends), near fine in good dj.

An excellent biography of William Bartram (1739-1823), who was the most important US naturalist of his time, who traveled widely in the American colonies and greatly influenced Alexander Wilson and John James Audubon.

US$2. bookID # 9771


SANGER, Marjory Bartlett; Billy Bartram and His Green World. New York, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, [1972], First edition, 8vo [23 x 15.5 cm]; [xii], 207 pp, illustrations and plates from Bartram's works, bibliog, index, original green cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped, slight crease on internal flap), fine and clean.

An excellent biography of William Bartram (1739-1823), who was the most important US naturalist of his time, and who traveled widely in the American colonies and greatly influenced Alexander Wilson and John James Audubon.

US$5. bookID # 13281


SCHAEFFER, L. M.; Sketches of Travels in South America, Mexico and California. New York, James Egbert, 1860, First edition, 12mo [19 x 13 cm]; 247 pp, original brown blind-stamped cloth, gilt spine title lettering, spine ends a bit worn, name on endpaper, covers bright, interior is clean, fine and unmarked, very good cover.

Sabin 77485. Welch 170. Spain & Sp. America II, 543. Gunn 1024. Hill 1535. Graf 3691. Smith S16: "A 49'er who sailed around the Horn to California and returned via the Isthmus in 1852". Cowan 208: 'The author arrived at San Francisco in September 1849 and nearly the entire work is devoted to California. His narrations are exceedingly interesting.' The author provides some fascinating observations on the California gold rush, as well as the difficulties in travelling there.

US$95. bookID # 13723


SCHAEFFER, L. M.; Sketches of Travels in South America, Mexico and California. New York, James Egbert, 1860, First edition, 12mo [19 x 13 cm]; 247 pp, original brown blind-stamped cloth, rubbed, spine ends a bit frayed, spine faded, light stain in lower margin, good sound copy.

Sabin 77485. Welch 170. Spain & Sp. America II, 543. Gunn 1024. Hill 1535. Graf 3691. Smith S16: "A 49'er who sailed around the Horn to California and returned via the Isthmus in 1852". Cowan 208: 'The author arrived at San Francisco in September 1849 and nearly the entire work is devoted to California. His narrations are exceedingly interesting.' The author provides some fascinating observations on the California gold rush.

US$70. bookID # 7457


SCHAFER, Joseph; A History of the Pacific Northwest. New York, The Macmillan Company, 1921, revised and rewritten edition, the first edition being 1905, 8vo [20.5 x 14 cm]; [x], 323 pp, double-page colored map frontis with insets of Philippines, Hawaii, Wake Island, Guam, Puerto Rico, plates from photos, index, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt spine title lettering and vignette, name on endpaper, else fine and clean.

This is a completely rewritten and revised version of the earlier edition, based on new material found, and covers from the period of the early explorers of the Pacific Coast, the discovery of Puget Sound and Columbia River, Lewis and Clark, through the pioneer period, migrations, railways, developments, etc.

US$10. bookID # 12656


SCHELE, Linda and David Freidel; A Forest of Kings; The Untold Story of the Ancient Maya. New York, William Morrow and Company, [1990], , large 8vo [26 x 18 cm]; 542 pp, color photos, black & white photos, over 250 drawings, hieroglyphs, maps, plans, bibliog, index, original cloth-backed boards, gilt spine title lettering, dj, fine and clean, no marks or ownerships.

A scholarly and well-illustrated history of the Maya based on the their hieroglyphs by the premier authorities on the subject. Very well-illustrated.

US$4. bookID # 13284


SEWALL, R. K.; Sketches of St. Augustine with a View of its History and Advantages as a Resort for Invalids. New York, George P. Putnam, 1848, First edition, 12mo [19 x 12.5 cm]; 69 pp, 6 lithographed plates including frontis, original brown cloth, gilt title lettering on cover, spine chipped, frayed and worn, lightly foxed, good copy, pages 39-40 removed but with the text added in neat manuscript.

The manuscript addition to the removed leaf states: 'These pages were objected to by the Minorcan population who raised a mob and made Sewall cut them from every book'. Howes S304. 'One of the most interesting towns in this country in many historical points of view, has been prepared to meet the wants of those who may desire to learn something of the place in view of a sojourn or who may already have come hither in search of health' (introduction). The attractive plates are mainly of views, but also one of the pineapple.

US$110. bookID # 10682


SIFTON, Clifford; Descriptive Atlas of Western Canada showing Maps of the Provinces of Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Manitoba, British Columbia and districts of Assiniboia, Alberta, Saskatchewan & Athabasca, also of World & Canada. Ottawa, Minister of the Interior, 1900, , folio [36 x 28 cm]; 14 pp, 8 color maps including 2 double-page, others are full folio page, some illustrations from photos, original printed heavy paper wraps, full title on cover, small ink stain on cover, lower inner corner chipped, overall clean very good copy.

The double-page maps are of the world and the Dominion of Canada and Newfoundland. The full page maps are of British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories (which were at the time Alberta, Saskatchewan, Assiniboia), Ontario, Quebec, Maritime Provinces. The provinces of Canada at that time were somewhat different, eg, the northern half of Quebec consisted of Ungava, northern Ontario was part of North West Territories as was most of Manitoba, while the southern third of Saskatchewan was Assiniboia, the northern third was part of Athabasca. Accompanying the maps is text describing the provinces, climate, resources, conditions, population, etc.

US$150. bookID # 12404


SITGREAVES, Captain L.; Report of an Expedition Down the Zuni and Colorado Rivers. Washington, Senate document 59, 1853, First edition, first issue with the 31 page index of Senate documents, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; 31, 198 pp, 78 lithographed plates, including folding and including 23 tinted, large folding lithographed map, index, full contemporary calf, gilt lettering on spine labels, light cover wear, light foxing, mostly marginal, most plates are unfoxed, map excellent, near fine.

Howes S521. Wagner Camp 230:2. Field 1414. Hand S273. Sabin 81473. Graff 3809. Artist Richard Kern accompanied the expedition, contributing fine illustrations of the Mohave, Zuni and other tribes and their country. Farquhar, The Colorado River and the Grand Canyon, 16: "The plates and map by R. H. Kern are important in the development of knowledge of the region." Wheat 763: 'a monumental achievement...generally correct and exceedingly well done'. The Kern plates are in high demand in print shops. The plates were printed by Ackerman and include birds, reptiles, plants, fish, views and ten of native peoples in various activities, customs, etc.

US$800. bookID # 12671


SMYTHE, Frank S.; Climbs in the Canadian Rockies. London, Hodder and Stoughton, [1950], First edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; ix, 260 pp, colored frontis, numerous plates from photos by author, maps, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (quite chipped, tears), else near fine in fair dj.

Neate 744. One of the greatest British mountain-climbers and first to ascend Kamet, Smythe describes his four months of climbing and observations of wildlife.

US$16. bookID # 10929


STACY-JUDD, Robert B.; The Ancient Mayas; Adventures in the Jungles of Yucatan. Los Angeles, Haskell-Travers, [1934], First Edition, 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; 277 pp, frontis (map), plates from photos, headpieces, original cloth, slight wear at edges, bookplate on endpaper, printed on tinted paper, near fine.

An excellent travel book. A previous owner has added loose photos of several of the archaeological ruins, from similar viewpoints.

US$18. bookID # 2524


STARR, Frederick; In Indian Mexico; A Narrative of Travel and Labor. Chicago, Forbes & Company, 1908, First edition, thick 8vo [24.5 x 16 cm]; xi, 425 pp, numerous plates and frontis from photos by author, some plates with two photos, itinerary, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, spine edge a little rubbed, endpaper name, internal hinge repair, interior is clean and fine in very good+ cover.

Hand S480. The anthropologist author's earlier work, Indians of Southern Mexico, produced in only a limited edition was highly regarded but consists of mostly photos (but excellent ones), although he published a number of other papers, mostly short, on the subject. This work provides a detailed travel narrative through Oaxaca, Chiapis, parts of Guatemala, Dos Rios to photograph the Otamis of Huixquilucan, to Patzcuaro to study the Tarascans, to Uruapan, Tlaxcala, Cuauhtlantzinco, Zamora, states of Puebla, Hidalgo and many others, travelling by railroad where possible, or steamer, horseback, etc. Based on several expeditions from 1896 to 1901, the author was able to greatly expand his earlier works and produce this important book that preserves much information which is not available elsewhere and of towns and regions that have greatly changed in the last 100 years. 'A first hand, reliable picture. . . an outstanding work' (Emory Bogardus).

US$210. bookID # 12269


STEVENS, William Oliver; Old Williamsburg and her Neighbors. New York, Dodd, Mead & Company, 1939, reprint, first published in 1938, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; xv, 337 pp, color frontis from author's painting, numerous illustrations from author's drwgs, some full page, index, endpaper maps, original cloth, spine a bit faded, very lightly rubbed at edges, but a very good copy.

US$3. bookID # 4525


STORM, Colton; A Catalogue of the Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana; [with:] Index to Maps in the Catalogue of the Everett D. Graff Collection. Chicago, The Newberry Library, University of Chicago Press, 1968, First editions, large 8vo [26 x 19 cm]; xxv, 854 pp, frontis portrait of Graff, detailed index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj, lightly foxed at outer edge of text block, near fine, clean and unmarked.

A detailed description of 4801 items including collations, commentary, historical significance, etc, for one of the most important libraries of western Americana ever assembled. The Index of Maps to the collection, is in original heavy paper wraps, published separately in 1972, as a supplement to the main work, but often not found with it. It has 4 small maps and detailed index and is in fine clean condition.

US$40. bookID # 13480


STREETER, Thomas Winthrop, Edward J. Lazare (index); The Celebrated Collection of Americana formed by the late Thomas Winthrop Streeter. New York, Parke-Bernet Galleries, 1966-1970, First edition, 8vo [26 x 18 cm]; 8 volumes including the index, over 3,330 pages, numerous plates, frontis, reproductions of maps, title pages, etc, index, original cloth, gilt title lettering on spines and covers, lightly faded, many lots with light pencil price realized, else clean near fine and complete set.

The work, describing 4421 lots of fine American amassed by the premier collector of his time, has become an important reference and bibliography for Americana. The index volume includes the prices realized of each item.

US$600. bookID # 11009


SYNGE, Patrick; In Search of Flowers. London, Michael Joseph, [1973], First Edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; 176 pp, plates from photos including color, map, index, original cloth, dj (bit rubbed at spine ends), fine, clean copy.

The author, former editor of the Royal Horticultural Society and writer of many books including 'The Mountains of the Moon", describes a lifetime of plant hunting in many parts of the world, including Europe, East Africa, Borneo, Persia, Nepal, North America, etc.

US$5. bookID # 526


SYNGE, Patrick; In Search of Flowers. London, Michael Joseph, [1973], First Edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; 176 pp, plates from photos including colored, map, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (bit rubbed at spine ends, price clipped), fine, clean, unmarked copy.

The author, former editor of the Royal Horticultural Society and writer of many books including 'The Mountains of the Moon", describes a lifetime of plant hunting in many parts of the world, including Europe, East Africa, Borneo, Persia, Nepal, North America, etc.

US$14. bookID # 12934


TEAL, Mildred & John, illustrations by Richard Price; Portrait of an Island. New York, Atheneum, 1964, First Edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; [viii], 167, [i] pp, frontis, illustrations from drwgs, index, original cloth, dj (torn, wear at upper edge), very good in good dj.

The land, the wildlife and the changing moods of Sapelo Island, an island in the Atlantic off the coast of Georgia.

US$5. bookID # 3964


TEMPSKY, G. F. Von, edited by J. S. Bell; Mitla, a Narrative of Incidents and Personal Adventures on a Journey in Mexico, Guatemala and Salvador in the Years 1853 to 1855 with Observations on the Modes of Life in Those Countries. London, Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, 1858, First edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; xv, [i], 436 pp, 14 plates (complete) of which 5 are colored lithographs with added hand coloring including a double-page and frontis and plans, 2 other illus, hand colored folding map (short tear at stub), tables, contemporary full red prize morocco with gilt decorations & title lettering on spine, all edges gilted, rubbed at edges, prize bookplate dated 1878, joint crack but firm, interior clean and near fine with only a hint of foxing in very good covers.

The author traveled from San Francisco to Mazatlan, Durango, Mexico City, Puebla, Mitla, Tehuantepec, Guatemala, Santa Catarina, Salvador, and well over 100 smaller towns, providing excellent descriptions of the locations, the people, conditions, countryside, etc. The ancient ruins at Mitla are described and illustrated. The plates are superb examples of early chromolithography. Abbey Travel 665. Palau 329979. Humphreys 1745. Welch 114. Spain & Spanish America II, 623.

US$1100. bookID # 11538


TEMPSKY, G. F. Von, edited by J. S. Bell; Mitla, a Narrative of Incidents and Personal Adventures on a Journey in Mexico, Guatemala and Salvador in the Years 1853 to 1855 with Observations on the Modes of Life in Those Countries. London, Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, 1858, First edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; xv, [i], 436 pp, 14 plates (complete) of which 5 are colored lithographs with added hand coloring including a double-page and frontis and plans, 2 other illus, hand colored folding map (short tear at stub), tables, contemporary half morocco with gilt decorations & title lettering on spine, marbled endpapers, light wear at spine edge, light stains in margins of some plates, very good sound copy in handsome binding.

The author traveled from San Francisco to Mazatlan, Durango, Mexico City, Puebla, Mitla, Tehuantepec, Guatemala, Santa Catarina, Salvador, and well over 100 smaller towns, providing excellent descriptions of the locations, the people, conditions, countryside, etc. The ancient ruins at Mitla are described and illustrated. The plates are superb examples of early chromolithography. Abbey Travel 665. Palau 329979. Humphreys 1745. Welch 114. Spain & Spanish America II, 623.

US$1200. bookID # 11297


TERRY, T. Philip; Terry's Guide to Mexico, the New Standard Guidebook to the Mexican Republic with chapters on Cuba, the Bahama Islands and the Ocean Routes to Mexico. Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1925, revised by Robert C. Terry, thick 16mo [16 x 12 cm]; ccxlix, 589, [xxxi, ads with illus] pp, 29 folding, mostly colored maps and plans, index, original red cloth with gilt title lettering on spine and cover, spine lettering faded, else near fine, clean and unmarked.

The standard guide to Mexico with sections on each region in considerable detail and details on all aspects of Mexico and customs, etc. 'The circumspect treat Mescal with due respect and imbibe it in prudent quantities'. The maps include street plans of most major towns and cities, as well as of regions and entire country. Valuable historical information. The illustrated ads are quite fascinating.

US$60. bookID # 12079


THIBAULT, Claude; Bibliographia Canadiana. Toronto, Longman Canada, [1973], , thick 8vo [23.5 x 19 cm]; lxiv, 795 pp, detailed index, original pictorial gilt cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, library stamp on title page and endpaper but otherwise free of marks, interior is clean and unmarked, cover excellent.

A massive listing of over 25,600 items in all categories and subject. Besides a very detailed index, there is an extensive table of contents by period and subject to help find items.

US$4. bookID # 13477


THOMPSON, Waddy; Recollections of Mexico. New York & London, Wiley and Putnam, 1846, First edition, 8vo [20 x 14 cm]; x, 304 pp, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt spine title lettering, spine worn, chipped and repaired, edges worn, interior is clean and near fine with only occasional spotting, in good cover.

Welch 172. Raines 204. Sabin 95537. Coles 431: 'He reached an agreement with the Mexicans which freed several groups of Texans who had undertaken military expeditions against Mexico; he persuaded the Mexican government to continue to allow American immigrants into California; he made some progress toward the peaceful purchase of California, and he reached several agreements with the Mexicans over American claims. Thompson writes about these activities but the book is mostly concerned with Mexico'. The author describes the country, its people, economy, productions, history, customs, etc and provides an appendix of diplomatic letters and reports. Hill 591: 'There is some description of California in 1844'.

US$95. bookID # 10991


TIMPERLAKE, J.; Illustrated Toronto: Past And Present, Being An Historical And Descriptive Guide-Book; Comprising Its Architecture, Manufacture, Trade; its Social, Literary, Scientific, and Charitable Institutions; its Churches, Schools, and Colleges. . . . .. Toronto, Peter A. Gross, 1877, First edition, 8vo [25 x 17.5 cm]; xvi, 17- 384 pp, frontis, 59 tinted lithographed plates (complete as per list), most with tissue guards, some plates with several illustrations, with the errata slip at p. 252, original cloth decorated in gilt and black, re-backed with original spine and boards, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, gilt design, covers worn & rubbed, few short tears, minor foxing, overall good copy.

The plates include views of Toronto harbour, fish market, street scenes, major public buildings and monuments, important residences, hotels, businesses, manufacturing and commercial establishments, etc.

US$210. bookID # 13627


TOWNSHEND, F. Trench; Wild Life in Florida, with a Visit to Cuba. London, Hurst and Blackett, Publishers, 1875, First edition, 8vo [23 x 14.5 cm]; xiv, 319 pp, frontis of Camp in Myakka Swamp, map, title with vignette of grove of cabbage palm, title printed in red and black, engraved chapter head and tail pieces, table, with the half-title page, original blue cloth decorated in black, gilt spine title lettering and decoration, bookplate removed from endpaper, spine lightly sunned, edges a trifle rubbed,else near fine, clean and sound copy in original binding.

A very detailed description of Florida, based on the author's extensive travels, from agriculture to nature, to conditions, people, towns, transportation, an early description of Miami, fishing, etc. The appendix is on climate.

US$300. bookID # 9764


TREE, Isabella; Sliced Iguana; Travels in Unknown Mexico. London, Hamish Hamilton, [2001], First edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; xv, 317 pp, double page map with inset of central Mexico, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped), fine, clean.

A narrative of the author's travels in five regions of Mexico including Chiapas, Juchitan, Lake Patzcuaro, Huichol, San Miguel de Allende and Mexico City, with good descriptions of some of the more out of the way areas, customs, such as partaking of peyote, self-flagellating penitents, pilgrimages, shamanic rituals, matriarchies, ancient mysticism, , etc, funny, moving and well-written.

US$16. bookID # 11589


VARGAS, C. Manual M.; Proyecto de una Vía de Comunicación de la Mesa Central a la Costa de Papantla, pasando por el distrito de Tlatlauqui, promovido ante la asamblea del estado por el diputado a la misma. Puebla, Imprenta del Hospicio, 1874, First edition, 8vo [21.5 x 15 cm]; 19 pp, large lithographed map [56 by 31 cm between neat lines], original blue heavy paper wraps with title lettering in border on cover, very light stain, upper corner of margins of pamphlet chipped, few tiny wormholes on blank portion of map, overall very good.

The author describes the proposal for a railroad with the potential route surveyed and describes the benefits of such a route, and provides a section on the resources of the area, and the agricultural sector in some detail. Palau 352380. This is a presentation copy, signed by the author in ink, to General Juan N. Mendez, a prominent Puebla political figure. The author describes a project for a communication line, a railroad, from Central Mesa to the coast of Papantla, passing by the district of Tlatlauqui. The large map is titled 'Croquis del trazo de una nueva via proyectada de la Mesa Central á la costa de Papantla por Tlatlauqui'.

US$370. bookID # 12400


VOGT, Evon Z.; Zinacantan, A Maya Community in the Highlands of Chiapas. Cambridge, The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1969, First edition, 4to [25 x 18 cm]; xxix,733 pp, 200 illustrations from photos and drwgs, 8 maps, 16 tables, bibliog, index, original yellow cloth, spine title lettering, dj (edge wear, tear, price clipped), very good clean copy.

A scholarly and very detailed work by this Harvard professor, with detailed ethnographic data on these people and relating the contemporary Zinacenteco patterns to the ancient Maya of Mexico and Guatemala, social and cultural changes, etc.

US$30. bookID # 10636


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


WELBY, Adlard; A Visit to North America and the English Settlements in Illinois, with a Winter Residence at Philadelphia; Solely to Ascertain the Actual Prospects of the Emigrating Agriculturalist, Mechanic, and Commercial Speculator. London, J. Drury, 1821, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 17 cm]; xii, 224, [i, errata, directions for placing plates] pp, 14 hand-colored lithographed plates, with tissue guards, including frontis, later half calf, marbled boards, gilt title lettering on black leather label, spine gilt-ruled, small light scratch on spine, a few margins with slight foxing, but a fine, clean copy in handsome binding.

The author travelled from New York, to Philadelphia, Lancaster, Allegany mountains, to Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and to Illinois, where he spent some time, returning via Ohio River, Maryland and over wintering in Philadelphia. With interesting observations throughout, the book is most notable for its fine colored plates of views, scenes, towns and villages, buildings, bridge, etc. Graff 4577. Howes W229. Sabin 102514.

US$2400. bookID # 12843


WELD, Isaac; Travels Through the States of North America and the Provinces of Upper and Lower Canada During the Years 1795, 1796 and 1797. London, John Stockdale, 1799, First edition, 4to [27.5 x 12 cm]; xxiv, 464 pp, 16 plates and maps (complete as per list) including folding colored map, other map, 3 plans, etched frontis, tissue guards, rebacked preserving original leather spine with gilt title lettering and decorations, marbled boards, internal hinge cracked but firm, name on title, interior is clean and fine, with light foxing on a few leaves, including some plates, mostly marginal.

Howes W235. Sabin 102541. TPL 708. A good first edition of these important travels. The plates include several of Niagara, Quebec city, Cohoz Falls, Mount Vernon, Bethlehem, views, etc. The maps include a large folding colored map of northern states of America and a map of Upper and Lower Canada. Clark II, 132: 'Weld landed at Philadelphia in November, 1795, from which he made excursions in all directions. On one of these he visited Baltimore, Washington, Alexandria, and Mount Vernon. On another he moved west to York and Lancaster, the northern neck of Virginia, and Williamsburg and Norfolk, apparently going as far south as the Dismal Swamp. At Williamsburg he noted that the capital was crumbling to pieces, that William and Mary was a grammar school rather than a college, that the church was out of repair, and that the hospital for the insane was not well regulated. On his return he journeyed to Richmond and west to the mountains and, as was usual with travelers, he described Rock Bridge. After coming back to Philadelphia he went to Canada', including Montreal, Quebec, Kingston, Niagara, Detroit, etc. A highly popular account, translated into several languages and with many later printings, including a second edition in the same year in two volumes using the same material, and much on social, economic, agricultural conditions, customs, topography, etc. Howes W235. Sabin 192541. Lande 890. TPL 708.

US$1600. bookID # 12746


WHIPPLE, A. W., J. C. Ives, J. M. Bigelow, George Englemann, etc; Reports of Exploration and Surveys to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean, made under the Direction of the Secretary of War in 1853-4, volume IV. Washington, House of Representatives, 1856, First edition, House issue, 4to [30 x 24 cm]; vii, 193; 288 pp, 59 lithographed and engraved botanical plates (complete), including 24 of cactii, 10 of mosses, index to each part, large folding hand colored chart showing vegetation cross-sections, later cloth with printed title label on spine, light stain on margin of title, but overall clean, solid very good condition.

Hasse 62. The surveys to produce a national railroad provided some of the most important natural history, geographical and ethnological information that has ever been made available and resulted in the important 12 volume set, of which this is volume IV, complete in itself. It consists of a report on the botany of the expedition, soil and productions along the route by J. M. Bigelow, cactaceae by George Englemann and J. M. Bigelow, descriptions by famous botanist John Torrey, mosses by W. S. Sullivant. and report on the zoology of the expedition. Wagner Camp Becker 263a.

US$220. bookID # 8980


WHITE, Philo; Narrative of a Cruize in the Pacific to South America and California on the U. S. Sloop-of-War "Dale", 1841 - 1843. Denver, Fred A. Rosensock, Old West Publishing Co, 1965, First edition, limited to 1,000 copies, 4to; [x], 84 pp, colorfrontis, five plates (one color), original cloth, clean, fine.

Edited by Charles L. Camp from the original manuscript, with illustrations William H. Myers. An excellent production.

US$15. bookID # 1070


WILCOX, Walter Dwight; The Rockies of Canada; A revised and enlarged edition of 'Camping in the Canadian Rockies'. New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1903, , large 8vo [25 x 17.5 cm]; ix, [i], 309 pp, frontis, 42 plates with tissue guards with letterpress, of which 25 plates are fine photogravures, 3 maps including 2 large folding maps in rear pocket, index, original green pictorial gilt cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, gilt spine vignette, top edge gilted, edges bit rubbed, spine lightly faded but lettering clear, slight foxing on few end leaves, else very good+ sound and solid copy.

Neate W73. The author, America mountaineer and original A. A. C. member, explored the Canadian Rockies in the 1890s to the north of Kicking Horse Pass and south to Mt. Assiniboine. He made more than 20 first ascents of in the Canadian Rockies. This nicely illustrated work was first published as Camping in the Canadian Rockies in 1896 and is here expanded. Whale 1694. Lowther 1250: 'An account of camp life in the wilder parts of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, together with a description of the region around Banff, Lake Louise and Glacier, and a sketch of early explorations. . . one of the best early sources of information on the Alberta-British Columbia border region'.

US$80. bookID # 11691


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


WILSON, Ian and Sally; Wilderness Seasons; Life and Adventure in Canada's North (signed by both authors). West Vancouver, Gordon Soules Book Publishers, [1987], , 8vo [21.5 x 14 cm]; 207 pp, double-page map, plus other full-page map, numerous illustrations from photos and drawings, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, title lettering in white on spine and cover, light corner wear, very good copy, signed by both authors on title page.

The building of a homestead, log cabin in the wilds of northern British Columbia, living with wild life, cold winters, etc are described in this lively and well-illustrated account.

US$3. bookID # 13533


WOODLIEF, Ann; photos by John Theilgard; In River Time; The Way of the James. Chapel Hill, Algonquin Books, 1985, First edition, 4to [26 x 21 cm]; xiv, 232 pp, frontis, illus, map endpapers, bibliog, index, original cloth, dj (tear), fine in very good dj.

The James River flow from the Virginia mountains to the Chesapeake Bay.

US$3. bookID # 4361


WORTLEY, Lady Emmeline Stuart; Travels in the United States. New York, Harper & Brothers, 1853, , 12mo [ 19.5 x 13 cm]; xii, [13]-463, 8 [ads] pp, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt spine title lettering, spine lightly faded but lettering clear, light foxing, initials on endpaper, very good sound copy.

Howes W687. Sabin 93220. Clarke III:419. Robinson 121: 'An obsessive traveller. . . She did not confine herself toe the east coast [of the US] like good English aristocrats should, but insisted on exploring Mexico, crossing the isthmus of Panama and then sailing down to Lima in Peru'. Besides these places she also stopped off in Cuba. Interesting observations of all the places she visited with much on US, including the southern states, Mexico, Panama and Peru. The first edition was published in London in 1851.

US$60. bookID # 11506


YOUNG, Egerton Ryerson; Stories from Indian Wigwams and Northern Camp-Fires. New York, Hunt & Eaton, 1893, , 12mo [20 x 15 cm]; 293 pp, frontis, 33 plates, other illus, original pictorial tan cloth with picture in gilt and black, gilt title lettering, lightly faded, edges a bit rubbed, signature on endpaper, very good clean and sound copy.

Interesting observations and adventures among Indians in the West, with good illustrations.

US$18. bookID # 8521


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