Rare, antiquarian, used & out-of-print books on South America, Latin America travels & voyages, including Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Patagonia for sale at Horizon Books

ALLEN, Benedict; Mad White Giant; A Journey to the Heart of the Amazon Jungle. London, Macmillan, [1985], First edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; x, 249 pp, illustrations from photos, plus illustrations from author's drwgs, map endpapers, original cloth, gilt lettering on spine, dj (not price clipped), light page browning in some outer margins, else fine and clean.

The author, aged 24 at the time, travelled alone through the lands between the Orinoco and the Amazon, learning from the Indians who adopted him how to survive in the jungle. The Indians put him to the test to prove his worth as an 'Indian', and eventually accepted him to the point of the chief offering him the village's prize daughter. He escaped from an attempt to kill him by unscrupulous miners and made his way alone for a month without provisions in the uninhabited jungle. This is the author's first book, a classic of adventure but also a good description of the jungle and the peoples and the threats to them from 'civilization'. 'A raw, visceral account of blundering across the Amazon' [Hiugh Thomsonm, explorer and travel writer, rateed it as his number one choice, in Geographical ].

US$40. bookID # 7772


ALLEN, Benedict; Mad White Giant; A Journey to the Heart of the Amazon Jungle. London, Macmillan, [1985], First edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; x, 249 pp, illustrations from photos, plus illustrations from author's drwgs, map endpapers, original cloth, gilt lettering on spine, dj (not price clipped), fine and clean.

The author, aged 24 at the time, traveled alone through the lands between the Orinoco and the Amazon, learning from the Indians who adopted him how to survive in the jungle. The Indians put him to the test to prove his worth as an 'Indian', and eventually accepted him to the point of the chief offering him the village's prize daughter. He escaped from an attempt to kill him by unscrupulous miners and made his way alone for a month without provisions in the uninhabited jungle. This is the author's first book, a classic of adventure but also a good description of the jungle and the peoples and the threats to them from 'civilization'. 'A raw, visceral account of blundering across the Amazon' [Hiugh Thomsonm, explorer and travel writer, rateed it as his number one choice, in Geographical ].

US$20. bookID # 11655


ALLEN, Benedict; Through Jaguar Eyes; Crossing the Amazon Basin. [London], HarperCollins, [1994], First edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; xvi, 301 pp, color illustrations from photos, maps, bibliog, index, original cloth, dj, fine in fine dj (not price clipped).

The author, whose first book was Mad White Giant, writes here of his 3,600 mile journey without map or compass, from the Andes of Ecuador and Peru to the forests of Mato Grosso in Brazil. His friendship with the Matses, the 'jaguar people', taught him survival skills, needed to get through the largely uncharted terrain. Well-written and an interesting adventure.

US$13. bookID # 7365


ANDRE, Eugene; A Naturalist in the Guianas. London, Smith, Elder & Co, 1904, First Edition, 8vo [22 x 16 cm]; xiv, 310 pp, frontis (port), 33 photo plates, with the two fine colored lithographed (chromolithographed) plates of birds, folding map, showing routes in red, original pictorialgilt cloth, spine very faded, edges lightly worn, hinges cracked but firm, else very good copy.

The author traveled up the Cuara, a tributary of the Orinoco, in 1897, 1898, 1900-1901 and describes the natural history and the native people. He made valuable contributions to our knowledge of birds life in the Venezuelan forests. Six of his party of 14 died after a shipwreck and the 26 days journey through the wilderness to the nearest settlement. It has become a classic work on the area. The preface by J. Scott Keltie gives an historical overview of the author's travels. Goodman 828. Wood 192: 'A scarce and interesting book'.

US$40. bookID # 976


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

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

US$1000. bookID # 13394


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

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

US$45. bookID # 13806


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


ANON, ; The Republic of Uruguay, South America; its Geography, History, Rural Industries, Commerce, and General Statistics. London, Edward Stanford, 1883, Second edition, considerably expanded, 8vo; xii, 168pp, maps (1 folding), tables, original blind-stamped cloth, minor wear, 2 leaves with crease, fine.

A factual and statistical description of the country and economy, including population of towns, revenue sources and institutions. Scarce.

US$140. bookID # 15


BALL, John; Notes of a Naturalist in South America. London, Kegan Paul, Tranch & Co, 1887, First Edition, cr 8vo; xiii, 416pp, color folding map, index, original cloth, gilt lettering, lightly rubbed at edges, corners slightly worn, very good solid copy, clean throughout.

Borba de Moraes p 68. Interesting account of travels around the South American continent, giving the author's observations of flora and fauna, native life, geography, etc, with two appendices on meteorology and climate. He visited Brazil, Uraguay, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Columbia, Panama. The author made a number of earlier expeditions, especially related to mountain climbing and edited the famous Peaks, Passes, and Glaciers, considered the cornerstone of mountaineering books.

US$110. bookID # 1541


BALL, John; Notes of a Naturalist in South America. London, Kegan Paul, Tranch & Co, 1887, First Edition, cr 8vo [19 x 13 cm]; xiii, 416pp, color folding map backed with linen, index, contemporary half green calf with gilt decorations & lettering on spine, gilt library emblem on front cover, marbled edges and endpaper, joints & corners lightly rubbed, but a very good attractive copy.

Borba de Moraes p 68. Interesting account of travels around the South American continent, giving the author's observations of flora and fauna, native life, geography, etc, with two appendices on meteorology and climate. He visited Brazil, Uruguay, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Columbia, Panama. The author made a number of earlier expeditions, especially related to mountain climbing and edited the famous Peaks, Passes, and Glaciers, considered the cornerstone of mountaineering books.

US$160. bookID # 6176


BALLOU, Maturin M.; Equatorial America; Descriptive of a Visit to St. Thomas, Martinique, Barbados, and the Principal Capitals of South America. Boston and New York, Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1892, First Edition, 8vo; x, 371 pp, original cloth, gilt vignette on cover, light fraying at ends of spine, else very good.

US$14. bookID # 977


BANCROFT, Edward; An Essay on the Natural History of Guiana, in South Americas; containing a Description of many Curious Productions in the Animal and Vegetable Systems of that Country, together with an account of the Religion, Manners and Customs of Several Tribes . . .. London, T. Beckeet and P. A. De Hondt, 1769, First edition, 8vo [21 x 13.5 cm]; [iv], iv, [ii], 402, [iv, ads] pp, frontis of two headed snake, later cloth, gilt title lettering on leather label, signature on margin of title, some light toning to margins, very good in near fine cover.

The author was friends with Benjamin Franklin and Joseph Priestly and was a fellow of the Royal Society. An American, he was accused of spying for both Britain and United States in the American Revolution. According to Casey Wood, 220: "One of the earliest and most informative accounts of the flora and fauna of the Guianas." Sabin 3106: "A very useful and entertaining work." Field 70: 'The especial subject of the author's inquiries regarding the Indians is the nature and use of the Wourali Poison, with which their weapons are charged'. Cox II, 281. Not only a description of the natural history of the area, but includes a description of the native peoples and geography, rivers and villages. Some copies have the contents pages bound at the end which was arbitrary. Sabin's copy had the contents pages at the beginning as does this copy, which is the preferred position for contents pages.

US$1150. bookID # 10813


BANCROFT, Edward; An Essay on the Natural History of Guiana, in South Americas; containing a Description of many Curious Productions in the Animal and Vegetable Systems of that Country, together with an account of the Religion, Manners and Customs of Several Tribes . . .. London, T. Beckeet and P. A. De Hondt, 1769, First edition, 8vo [21 x 13.5 cm]; [iv], iv, [ii], 402, [ii, ads] pp, engraved frontis of two headed snake, later full calf, gilt ruled on covers and spine, gilt title lettering on red morocco spine label, old and partly erased inkstamp on title margin, else a near fine copy, clean, in fine and attractive binding.

The author was friends with Benjamin Franklin and Joseph Priestly and was a fellow of the Royal Society. An American, he was accused of spying for both Britain and United States in the American Revolution. According to Casey Wood, 220: "One of the earliest and most informative accounts of the flora and fauna of the Guianas." Sabin 3106: "A very useful and entertaining work." Field 17: 'The especial subject of the author's inquiries regarding the Indians is the nature and use of the Wourali Poison, with which their weapons are charged'. Cox II, 281. Not only a description of the natural history of the area, but includes a description of the native peoples and geography, rivers and villages. Some copies have the contents pages bound at the end which was arbitrary. Sabin's copy had the contents pages at the beginning as does this copy, which is the preferred position for contents pages.

US$1400. bookID # 10945


BATES, Henry Walter; The Naturalist on the River Amazons; a Record of Adventures, Habits of Animals, Sketches of Brazilian and Indian Life, and Aspects of Nature under the Equator during Eleven Years of Travel. London, John Murray, 1864, First one-volume edition, published the year after the first edition in two volumes, 8vo [20.5 x 13.5 cm]; xii, 466, [ii, ads] pp, frontis, numerous plates and illustrations, foldout map of the Amazons from its mouth to Peru, with two map insets, index, original green pictorial gilt cloth, gilt spine title lettering, owner's signature on endpaper, internal hinge cracked but firm, edges lightly rubbed, but a very good copy, gilt bright.

Borba de Moraes p 91 for 1st edition. The rare first edition of this classic of natural history exploration was published in London 1863. This second edition omits some of the technical detail but includes the entire personal narrative and most description of the natural history. The folding map which is present was not included in later editions. Bates, who spent over 11 years in the Amazon area, formed an enormous collection of 14,000 insects, which occupied scientists for years in classifying them. He went to South America with Alfred Russell Wallace and the two journeyed together for a time. Darwin encouraged him to write the book and recommended it for publication. In Darwin's words: "Bates is only excelled by Humboldt in his description of the tropical forest". His observations contributed to the theory of evolution, hence the importance of this book. "A splendid travel book" (Knight p. 180). Welch 33. Humphreys 1447. Goodman 606: 'One of the most interesting and pleasing of all the works written by the explorers.' The Dictionary of Scientific Biography describes it as 'one of the finest scientific travel books of the 19th century'.

US$690. bookID # 9515


BEEBE, William, G. Inness Hartley, Paul G. Howes, introduction by Colonel Theodore Roosevelt; Tropical Wild Life in British Guiana; Zoological Contributions From the Tropical Research Station of the New York Zoological Society. New York, New York Zoological Society, 1917, First Edition, 8vo [24 x 17 cm]; xx, [ii], [23]-504 pp, frontis, 143 illustrations, including 4 color plates, maps, index, original pictorial gilt cloth, light cloth rippling, light shelf wear, very good clean copy, internally fine.

Ferra V. This is marked volume I but there were never other volumes produced. Beebe became world famous for his record breaking descent into the depths of the sea in the bathysphere in the 1930's. He was an accomplished naturalist but was also an ornithologist, entomologist, ichthyologist, ecologist and taxonomist as this volume clearly illustrates. There is also a chapter on Indian Charms by James Rodway. Included wtih this book is Beebe's article, 'The High World of the Rain Forest; In the Trinidad Jungle, Naturalist and Artist Work Together to Portray a Teeming Animal Kingdom Men Seldom See'. in the National Geographic magazine, June 1958, an 18 page article with two photos of Beebe and many full-page paintings by Guy Neale of butterflies and other insects, and the author's 12 rules for observing wild birds and animals in the forest (very good condition).

US$25. bookID # 6304


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

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

US$20. bookID # 12851


BIGG-WITHER, Thomas P.; Pioneering in South Brazil; Three Years of Forest and Prairie Life in the Province of Parana. London, John Murray, 1878, First edition, 8vo [20 x 13.5 cm]; 2 volumes, xv, 378; xi, 328 pp, 20 illustrations, including7 plates, frontis in each volume (one folding), large partly colored folding map is linen-backed (lightly foxed), contemporary half green morocco, gilt spine title lettering and decorations, gilt NSW Library of Parliament stamped on covers, marbled endpapers and edges, light shelf-wear, interior is clean and unmarked, overall very good+ complete set.

"Written in a fluent and picturesque style, is of great interest and full of excellent observations about the colonial region and the 'sertao' of Parana. It is certainly one of the best travel books about that part of Brazil" (Borba de Moraes 106). The author travelled widely in the Ivai valley to survey a route for the trans-Brazilian railway to connect the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Welch 34.

US$500. bookID # 13784


BONNAFF+, A. A.; Recuerdos de Lima. Album. Tipos, Trajes y Costumbres Dibujados y Publicados por A.A. Bonnaffé en Lima. Lima, , 1856, First edition, folio [46 x 31 cm]; 12 hand colored lithographed plates as issued by E. Prugue from the original paintings of A.A. Bonnaffé, original blind-stamped cloth portfolio, gilt title lettering on cover, light staining on front cover but heavier on rear cover, a few light foxing spots but most in the tissue guards, very good impressions of plates.

Hilier and Hilier 101. Palau 32375. The plates are of people in Lima in period costume, activities, the titles being El Cholo Costeño, La Chola Quesera, El Heladero, La Chola Frutera, El Biscochero, La Chola Rabona, La Tapada (de noche), El Indio de la Sierra, La Tapada, La Chola de la Sierra, La Tapada (Saya y manto), La Tapada (Saya y Manto). This copy has 6 additional duplicate plates from another copy (two with margins chipped, lightly foxed). The book was not issued with a title page or text.

US$8000. bookID # 11839


BOUGAINVILLE, [Louis Antoine]; Dom Pernety; Henry Norris (translator); The History of a Voyage to the Malouine (Or Falkland) Islands, Made in 1763 and 1764, under the Command of M. De Bougainville, Knight of the Order of St. Lewis, in Order to Form a Settlement There: and of Two Voyages to the Streights of Magellan. . .. London, G. Lister, [1787], , 16m0 [14 x 10 cm]; 3 volumes in one, 7, [viii]-xxxv, [i], [36]- 179; 180; 144 pp, folding engraved map of Falkland Islands, 8 engraved plates, contemporary full leather, gilt title lettering on original red leather spine label, gilt spine decorations, spine ends chipped, joint cracking but firm, map with tear at stub but not affecting image, interior is clean & fine in good cover.

The full title is: 'The History of a Voyage to the Malouine (or Falkland) Islands, Made in 1763 and 1764, under the Command of M. De Bougainville, Knight of the Order of St. Lewis, in Order to Form a Settlement There: and of Two Voyages to the Streights of Magellan, Including an Account of the Patagonians. A New Translation from Don Pernety's Historical Journal, Written in French'. First published in French in 1769, with the first English edition in 1771 and the second in 1773. This copy seems to be the third edition in English. Borba de Moraes II, 663: 'Pernetty describes the voyage made by Bouganville in 1763 to colonize the Falkland Islands, which the French called the Iles Malouines. The expedition called at Santa Catharina', before proceeding to the Falklands. The work contains much on the geography and natural history, as well as material on the Patagonian giants, the Strait of Magellan, etc. Until this time, the Falkland Islands were almost unknown. Sabin 6870 for the 1771 edition. The plates including natural history, Patagonian giant, shooting scene, Spaniard of Montevideo.

US$1900. bookID # 12754


BROWN, C. Barrington; Canoe and Camp Life in British Guiana. London, Edward Stanford, 1876, First edition, 8vo [23 x 14.5 cm]; xi, 400, 32 [publisher's ads dated November 1876], 10 colored lithographs (chromolithographs), including frontis, folding map showing author's routes in blue, original green cloth, gilt spine title lettering, cover wear, rubbed, minor light foxing on few leaves at end, map with short tears without loss, else clean, very good sound copy.

The author, who later went on to extensively explore the Amazon, here describes his travels in British Guiana including the Cuyyni river, the Puruni, up the Mazaruni, up Essequebo to Boraima, Pirara, Ireng, up the Rewa and Quitaro rivers, up Burro-Burro to the Potaro to Kaieteur Falls, Amailah Fall, up the Coinga, over the Takutu Savanna, Corentyne, Berbice and Demerra Rivers, etc. The attractive plates include views, waterfalls, rivers, encampment, etc.

US$365. bookID # 13809


BROWN, C. Barrington; Canoe and Camp Life in British Guiana. London, Edward Stanford, 1877, Second edition, 8vo [23 x 14.5 cm]; xi, 400, 36 [publisher's ads dated April 1877], 10 colored lithographs (chromolithographs), folding map showing author's routes in blue, original green cloth, gilt spine title lettering, edgewear, rubbed, map with tear, inscription on endpaper, very light foxing on a few leaves, good complete copy.

The author, who later went on to extensively explore the Amazon, here describes his travels in British Guiana including the Cuyyni river, the Puruni, up the Mazaruni, up Essequebo to Boraima, Pirara, Ireng, up the Rewa and Quitaro rivers, up Burro-Burro to the Potaro to Kaieteur Falls, Amailah Fall, up the Coinga, over the Takutu Savanna, Corentyne, Berbice and Demerra Rivers, etc. The attractive plates include views, waterfalls, rivers, encampment, etc.

US$350. bookID # 9827


BUREAU OF AMERICAN REPUBLICS, ; Venezuela. Washington, 55th Congress, Senate document, 1899, , 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; [iv], 278 pp, tables, bibliography, index, contemporary full leather, gilt title lettering on leather spine labels, front joint repaired, ink number on one margin, else very good, interior is quite clean and fine.

This is bulletin no. 93, published as Senate document 178 and is in English and Spanish. It includes very detailed information on geography, government, immigration, agriculture, manufacturing, communications including railroads, commercial activities, etc. Included with this copy is a loose photocopy of a very large map of Venezuela (18 x 25 inches), originally published in 1807, showing mountains, rivers, towns, cities. islands, etc.

US$50. bookID # 13548


BURTON, Captain Richard F.; Exploration of The Highlands of the Brazil; with a Full Account of the Gold and Diamond Mines, also, Canoeing Down 1500 Miles of the Great River Sao Francisco from Sabara to the Sea. London, Tinsley Brothers, 1869, First edition, first issue, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; 2 volumes, xii, 443; viii, 478, [ii, ads] pp, frontis in each volume, extra title page with vignette in each volume, folding map (neat repair on verso), half title for each volume is present, other map and illus from drwgs, index, new cloth, gilt spine title lettering, library ink and blind stamps, number on verso title, archival repair to margin, minor foxing on few leaves but overall clean set, good sound binding.

Sabin 9498. Borba de Moraes I, 137: 'In this classic work Burton describes his journey from Rio to Minas via Tres Barras, the River Velhas, Penedo and the Paul Alfonso Falls. There are two issues of this edition'. Penzer 78: 'for the first issue' the map faces page 1 of volume II'. There was also a remainder issue, which had no illustrations and was presumably with the same date.

US$1200. bookID # 10862


CAAMANO, J. Jijon; Contribucion al conocimiento de Los Aborigenes de la Provincia de Imbabura en la Republica del Ecuador [Contribution to our Knowledge of the Aboriginees of Imbabura Province in the Republic of Ecuador]. Madrid, Blass y Cia Impresores, [1912], First edition, 4to [29 x 24 cm]; 351 pp, 64 plates from photos, tissue guards with letterpress, 2 maps including one large and folding map, numerous other illustrations from drawings, tables, original cloth backed boards with title lettering on cover and spine label, edges lightly worn, small mark on cover, endpaper bookplate, interior is clean, fine, unopened and uncut in very good cover.

A thorough and detailed scholarly work, very well illustrated from photos and drawings, based in part on archaeological excavations

US$220. bookID # 11817


CALDCLEUGH, Alexander; Travels in South America, During the Years 1819-20-21, containing an Account of the Present State of Brazil, Buenos Ayres, and Chile. London, John Murray, 1825, First edition, 8vo [21.5 x 13 cm]; 2 volumes, xii, 373; viii, 380 pp, 9 aquatint plates including 2 frontis's, one of which is hand-colored, 2 folding maps (one in photocopy), appendix, engravings by Finden after drwgs by W. Daniel, tables, new cloth-backed boards in period style with paper spine title lettering, light offsetting from plates, some minor foxing on a few leaves, else a near fine set, clean and solid.

Borba de Moraes I, 144: 'Caldcleugh's work has great documentary value. An excellent and impartial observer, he describes Rio de Janeiro with great accuracy and studies the social, agricultural, financial and political situation in Brazil. The part referring to the mines in Minas Geraes is of great interest. The first volume contains two very beautiful views of Rio de Janeiro.' Griffin 3455: 'An example of the very important travel literature of the period.' Abbey Travel 699. Sabin 9877. Naylor 4. Humphreys 825. There are numerous appendices including meteorology, slaves, vessels arriving in Buenos Ayres, route to Chile, various political and legal matters, etc.

US$740. bookID # 7992


CALDERON, F. Garcia, with a preface by Raymond Poincare; Latin America: Its Rise and Progress. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1913, , 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; 406 pp, 34 illustrations on plates, including portraits, very large folding colored map showing places, mineral deposits, agriculture, etc, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, top edge gilt, edges slightly rubbed, endpaper bookplate and pencilled notes, slightly foxed on few leaves, but very good+ overall, sound and tight condition, complete.

A useful and detailed survey of the countries of South America, with history, conditions, problems, politics, literature, arts, etc. The original 4-page prospectus of the book as part of the South American series in included loose (a little brittle).

US$25. bookID # 12229


CHARLEVOIX, Fr. Pierre Francois-Xavier de; The History of Paraguay, Containing Amongst many other New, Curious, & Interesting Particulars of that Country, A Full & Authentic Account of the Establishments Formed There by the Jesuits, From Among the Savage Natives In the very Centre of Barbarism. .. London, Lockyer Davis, in Holborn, 1769, First edition in English, the first French edition was 1757, 8vo [21 x 13 cm]; 2 volumes, vii, 463; viii, 415 pp, contemporary full calf, gilt title lettering on red leather spine labels, marbled endpapers, rubbed, worn at spine ends, endpaper signature, interior is clean and near fine.

Sabin 12133. Humphreys 410. Griffin 3169 (citing a later edition). Spain and Spanish America 161. An important book of historical value, with much on the indigenous peoples, conditions, society, history, Jesuit activities and relation to the local people, etc.

US$660. bookID # 11841


CLARKE, Thurston; Equator, A Journey. New York, William Morrow and Company, [1988], First edition, 8vo [24 x 17 cm]; 463, [i] pp, maps, map endpapers, original cloth-backed boards with gilt title lettering on spine, dj (not price clipped), fine and clean.

The author spent three years travelling in the equatorial countries of South America, Africa, Malaysia, South Pacific, and provides a fascinating description of the people, conditions, etc.

US$3. bookID # 6818


CLEMENTI, Mrs. Cecil [Marie Penelope Rose]; Through British Guiana to the Summit of Roraima. London, T. Fisher Unwin, [1920, First edition, 8vo [19.5 x 13 cm]; 236, [i, section], [xxxii, publisher's catalogue] pp, 14 illustrations on 12 plates including frontis, from photos, folding map of route (short split at fold), cross-section of country travelled, half title, original green cloth, title lettering in gilt on spine and in blind on front cover, lightly rubbed at edges, blank endpaper a little darkened, but a very nice, very good+ copy, clean and unmarked, frontis with original tissue guard.

An account of a 43 day journey by the Colonial Secretary and his wife up the Demara, Essequibo and Potaro Rivers to the then unmapped hills bordering Brazil and Venezuela, including the ascent of the highland savannahs, Roraima, etc. Their route later became a permanent trade route. The plates are from the author's photos.

US$90. bookID # 13815


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

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

US$400. bookID # 9519


COOK, William Azel; Through the Wilderness of Brazil by Horse, Canoe and Float. London, T. Fisher Unwin, [c1900], , 8vo; iv, 487pp, frontis, full-page illustrations from photos, original cloth, fine.

US$28. bookID # 54


CORNEY, Peter; Voyages in the Northern Pacific; Narrative of Several Trading Voyages from 1813 to 1818 Between the Northwest Coast of America, the Hawaiian Islands and China, with a Description of the Russian Establishments on the Northwest Coast. Honolulu, H. I., Thos. G. Thrum, 1896, First separate printing, first edition was in the Literary Gazette of 1821, 12mo [18.5 x 12 cm]; x, [ii], 84, 74A-84A, 85-138, v [index], [i, ad] pp, irregular pagination but complete with chapter IX, with pages numbered 74A to 84A, original pictorial printed heavy paper wraps, chipped at spine ends & small chip to rear cover edge, front cover and endpaper with moderate foxing, touch of foxing on some other leaves, but clean, very good copy.

Hill p. 65: 'English firms fitted out the schooner Columbia for the fur trade between the northwest coast of America and China. Peter Corney sailed as first lieutenant on this voyage which lasted more than four years. The ship was finally purchased by King Kamehameha of Hawaii. The voyage provides much interesting information concerning Hawaii and the abortive Russian settlement on Kauai. Howes 785 describes the work as 'very rare'. The title continues: 'Early Account of Kamehameha's Realm; Manners and Customs of the People, etc, and Sketch of a Cruise in the Service of the Independents of South America in 1819, with a Preface and Appendix of Valuable Confirmatory Letters Prepared by Prof. W. D. Alexander'

US$500. bookID # 8587


COULTER, John; Adventures on the Western Coast of South America, and the Interior of California; including a Narrative of Incidents at the Kingsmill Islands, New Ireland, New Britain, New Guinea and other Islands in the Pacific Ocean, with . . . Various Savage Tribes. London, Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1847, First edition, 8vo [20.5 x 13 cm]; 2 volumes, xxiv, 288, 32 [publisher's ads dated April 1847]; xii, 278, [ii, ads] pp, original cloth with blind-stamped design on covers and spines, gilt lettering on spine, rear joint of volume I with crack but holding firm, light wear at spine ends and corners, covers a little faded, but a clean very good set.

Sabin 17143. Howes C802. Cowan 145. Hill I, 70: 'The early materials on California and Melanesia are of importance'. A detailed and interesting account, with much on Pacific island life, the native peoples, the first chapter describes a whale chase. This copy has both the half title pages and the ads in each volume, often lacking.

US$700. bookID # 6966


CRAIG, Neville B.; Recollections of an Ill-Fated Expedition to the Headwaters of the Madeira River in Brazil. Philadelphia & London, J. B. Lippincott Company, 1907, First edition, 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; [iv], 479 pp, frontis (port), 27 plates, 6 maps including 5 folding and 4 colored, tables, index, original blue cloth with gilt lettering on front cover and spine, spine ends a little worn, map with short tear at fold, else a near fine solid and clean copy.

Humphreys 14219: 'The expedition is the Madeira-Mamore railway expedition of 1878-91'. Welch 37. A fascinating account of exploration, especially along the Madeira River, the Amazon below Obidos and the travels from Bolivia.

US$150. bookID # 6210


CRULS, Gastao; Hil‚ia Amazonica. Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Companhia Editoa Nacional, 1944, First edition. limited edition of which this is #936., folio [48 x 34 cm]; [iv], xxiv, 267 pp, 48 fine colored mounted plates from paintings, each in border, extra title page printed in red and black with vignette, half title, original red cloth, gilt spine title lettering, lightly frayed at spine ends, last 5 leaves lightly rippled in margin, first title page with repair, else clean and near fine, presentation copy signed by the author, dated Rio, 1945.

A superbly produced work covering the flora, fauna, archaeology, and the ethnology of indigenous peoples of Amazonia. Each section has representative plates, the flora section including six plates on orchids, the fauna section including plates on birds, animals, fish, the archaeology section includes many artifacts, and the ethnology section including illustrations of weapons, handicrafts, etc. The fine plates are from paintings by Hilda Velloso, Armando Pacheri and Georges Julian Simoni. The text is in Portuguese.

US$950. bookID # 11145


CURTIS, William Eleroy; The Capitals of Spanish America. New York, Harper & Brothers, 1888, First edition, 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; xv, 715, 4 [ads] pp, folding color map frontis, hundreds of illus, including many full-page, index, original pictorial cloth, title lettering on spine and cover, cover stained, spine ends chipped, old tape mark, bookplate of J. Henry Harper, interior is quite good, clean, unmarked and sound.

Each of the capital cities of Mexico, Central America and South America and the surrounding areas are described with good illustrations. An attractively produced book. Hilton 2817. Markman 438. Welch 145.

US$40. bookID # 11990


CURTIS, William Eleroy; Venezuela; A Land Where It's Always Summer. New York, Harper & Brothers, 1896, First Edition, 8vo [19 x 13 cm]; [viii], 315, [ii, publisher's ads] pp, folding hand-colored and detailed map, index, original cloth, design in black and gilt on cover and spine, gilt title lettering on spine and front cover, spine a little darkened, interior is clean and fine in very good cover.

A detailed description of Caracas and the rest of Venezuela, covering conditions, religion, newspapers, agriculture, the people, history, geography, etc. The sizable appendix is a message from the president of the United States relative to the Venezuelan boundary controversy and correspondence with the British government on the subject. Welch 525. The author was a US journalist. According to Smith C147: 'This is an impersonal account of what the author had seen, written as travel literature and as a guide-book'.

US$70. bookID # 11885


DALTON, Henry G.; The History of British Guiana Comprising a General Description of the Colony; a Narrative of Some of the Principal Events from the Earliest Period of its Discovery to the Present Time; with an Account of its Climate, Geology, Products, Natural History. London, Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1855, First edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; 2 volumes, xv, 518; vii, 580 pp, 6 engraved plates, frontis in each volume, engraved folding map, tables, index, with the half title pages (margin on one repaired), original blue blindstamped cloth, gilt spine title lettering, gilt cover decoration, expertly rebacked preserving cloth spine and boards, pictorial bookplate of Edwin Stanton Fickes on endpaper, slightly foxed on few leaves, near fine set.

Sabin 18350 refers to a copy with map and only 3 plates. Besides the history, the author describes immigration, the indigenous people, climate, religion, health of people, diseases, with much of volume II on the botany, animals, fish, reptiles, birds, mammals and other aspects of natural history. The plates include views, portraits of natives, huts, etc. There is considerable statistics in a large appendix on crops, demographics, purchases of plantations, race, education, etc.

US$650. bookID # 12950


DAUNT, Achilles; Frank Redcliffe: A Story of Travel and Adventure in the Forests of Venezuela. Whitefish [London], Kessinger Publishing [T. Nelson and Sons], nd [c. 2005], reprint of the original 1883 first edition, 8bo [23 x 15 cm]; x, [11]- 426 pp, numerous plates, original heavy paper printed wraps, title lettering on spine and cover, fine, clean and unmarked, no wear.

This is a reprint of the original 1883 work together with all the plates, the plates being views, scenes, often quite graphic, activities, etc.

US$22. bookID # 12701


DAUXION LAVAYSSE, Jean Francois; A Statistical, Commercial, And Political Description Of Venezuela, Trinidad, Margarita, And Tobago; containing Various Anecdotes and Observations. . .. London, G. and W. B. Whittaker, 1820, First edition in English, translated from the French edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; xxxix, 479 pp, large folding engraved map (tiny tear at stub), with the errata, contemporary half calf, gilt title lettering on spine, piece lacking from spine affecting part of title, joints repaired, title lightly foxed, interior is clean and near fine, with only slight foxing on few margins.

The translation is by Edward Blaquiore, who also provides a detailed 25-page introduction that gives a good historical perspective and much on the Venezuelan War of Independence. The author spent 15 years in the region and describes the politics, resources, commerce, flora and fauna, society, customs of Venezuela and the nearby islands. Ragatz 222: 'gives a splendid picture of life in Trinidad from 1792 to 1806'. Sabin 18674. Palau 13228. Naylor A2.

US$750. bookID # 13392


DE COLANGE, Leo (editor); Voyages and Travels or Scenes in Many Lands, with 850 Illustrations on Wood and Steel; View from All Parts of the World comprising Mountains, Lakes, Rivers, Palaces, Cathedrals, Castles, Abbeys and Ruins, with Original Descriptions by the Best Authors. New York, F. R. Niglutsch, [c 1887], , large 4to [31 x 24.5 cm]; 4 volumes, vii, 290; [ii], 291-576; viii, 346; [ii], 347-564 pp, 4 frontispieces, 4 title pages each with engraved vignette, numerous steel engraved plates and photogravures, numerous wood engraved illus, many full-page, original cloth, decorated in black and gilt, gilt lettering on front covers and spines, all edges gilted, light edge wear, few internal hinges cracked but firm, light stain on outer corner of few endpapersr, a very good set.

A very well illustrated work covering mainly Europe, Britain and the United States with sections on most other parts including South America, Africa, islands, etc. Most of the illustrations are of buildings and views, mountains, lakes, rivers, palaces, cathedrals, castles, abbeys, ruins, etc. In the days before television, this would have provided good family entertainment for those that could afford it.

US$110. bookID # 5514


DELL, Anthony; Llama Land; East and West of the Andes in Peru. New York, George H. Doran Company, [1927], First Edition, with the publisher's colophon on verso title page, small 4to [26 x 20 cm]; 248 pp, 24 plates from photos, map endpapers, original pictorial cloth, light shelf wear, two tiny holes in spine, else very good.

A nicely produced book with large margins and text and photos that present Peru as it was at the time, covering all aspects, the jungle, the peoples, the cities, buildings, etc.

US$22. bookID # 3193


DELL, Anthony; Llama Land; East and West of the Andes in Peru. New York, George H. Doran Company, [1927], First Edition, with the publisher's colophon on verso title page, small 4to [26 x 20 cm]; 248 pp, 24 plates from photos, map endpapers, original pictorial cloth, spine a little faded, edges rubbed, very good.

A nicely produced book with large margins and text and photos that present Peru as it was at the time, covering all aspects, the jungle, the peoples, the cities, buildings, etc.

US$15. bookID # 6206


DENNISON, L. R.; Caroni Gold. New York, Hastings House, [1943], First edition, 8vo [21 x 14.5 cm]; xiii, 274 pp, frontis, 30 photo illustrations on plates, map endpapers, original pictorial cloth, spine title lettering, dj (chipped, tears at edges), near fine and clean in good dj.

The author describes his interesting travels in Guayana, east of the Orinoco River in Venezuela, when the Caroni River suddenly went dry, exposing gold, silver, diamonds and other precious stones, and the frenzy this created in this unexplored and wild area.

US$30. bookID # 9326


DENT, Hastings Charles; A Year in Brazil with Notes on the Abolition of Slavery, the Finances of the Empire, Religion, Meteorology, Natural History, etc. London, Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1886, First edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; xvii, [i, list of illus], 444, 34 [publisher's catalog] pp, 10 plates, frontis with tissue guard, 2 folding maps including one quite large (tear at margin), index, includes the half title page, original orange pictorial cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, spine a little worn, good cover, internal hinge repaired, minor foxing on some pages, interior is clean, unmarked.

The author travelled extensively in Brazil over a one year period, providing good descriptions of life, society, nature, etc. He collected 1132 plants, animals and insects. Humphreys 1421. Welch 37.

US$410. bookID # 13664


DEPONS, F. [Francois Raimond Joseph']; A Voyage to the Eastern Part of Terra Firma, or the Spanish Main, in South America During the Years 1801, 1802, 1803 & 1804. New York, I. Riley and Co., 1806, First edition in English, 8vo [22 x 13 cm]; 3 volumes, xxxii, 248, [vi]; 362, [viii]; 288 pp, large folding engraved map of eastern South America, contemporary tree calf, recased with calf spines and new endpapers, title lettering on paper spine labels, edgewear, some light foxing, bookplate of Bernhard Schaefer on endpapers, signature on vol III title, solid very good set.

The author, an agent of the French government at Caracas, described the history, conquest, topography, political and commercial life, customs & manners of the Spanish and Indians, finance, in the various provinces in the Caribbean under control of the Captain-General of Caracas including Venezuela, Maracaibo, Spanish Guiana, Cumana and the Isle of Margaretta. First published in Paris in the same year, this translation was by Washington Irving and was his first book, published when he was 23. BAL 10096. Sabin19642. Humphreys 564 refers to the two volume 1807 edition published in London. Hill p. 238: 'This is an important account of Venezuela giving a description of the country and people and also accounts of growth and production of cocoa, indigo, sugar, cotton, coffee, and tabacco'. The London edition was entitled, 'Travels in South America, During the Years 1801, 1802, 1803, and 1804'. Field 421: 'Beside his account of the slaughter and destruction of Indians during the conquest of their nations, the author gives Portrait of the Indians before the arrival of the Europeans'. There is much on the native peoples. Hand D132: 'Important early documentation'.

US$950. bookID # 9093


DOBRIZHOFFER, Martin; An Account of the Abipones, an Equestrian People of Paraguay. London, John Murray, 1822, First edition in English, translated from the original Latin, 8vo [21.5 x 13.5 cm]; complete in three volumes, viii, 435; v, 446; vi, 419 pp, contemporary calf boards, corners worn, rebacked with new linen spines, gilt title lettering on leather spine labels, very slightly foxed on few leaves, interiors are clean and fine, in good sound and tight bindings.

The author spent eighteen years in Paraguay with the Guaranis and Abipones peoples. The Abipones, now extinct, were driven out of the Gran Chaco by the Spanish, and these volumes now represents one of the few descriptions of this people. Borba de Moraes 267: 'He returned to Austria where he published this famous book. The first volume contains a description of Paraguay, the war against the mamelucos and other historical events. The last two volumes are concerned with the Abipones. The work was highly esteemed by Southey and inspired his poem, A Tale of Paraguay. The English translation was made by Sara Coleridge'. Sabin 20414. There is considerable description of the animal and plant life of Paraguay, including fruit bearing trees.

US$700. bookID # 12892


DOBZHANSKY, Theodosius, edited with an introduction by Bentley Glass; The Roving Naturalist: Travel Letters of Theodosius Dobzhansky. Philadelphia, The American Philosophical Society, 1980, First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 15 cm]; [x], 327 pp, frontis portrait of author, original heavy green paper wraps, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, slightly foxed at outer edge of text block, near fine and clean.

Dobzhansky, who died in 1975, was recognized as the foremost thinker of evolutionary processes in the twentieth century. A ten-page biography is followed by collected material on his travels including to Central Asia in 1925-27, Brazil 1948-53, to South America 1955-58, to Israel, Lebanon and Egypt, India, Indonesia and New Guinea, with insightful observations on nature, the peoples and towns visited, etc.

US$22. bookID # 11938


DOMVILLE-FIFE, Charles W.; Among Wild Tribes of the Amazons; An Account of Exploration & Adventure on the Mighty Amazon & its Confluents, with Descriptions of the Savage Head-hunting & Anthropophagous Tribes Inhabiting their Banks. Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott Company, 1924, First American edition, published same year as London edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; 282 pp, frontis of shrunken head, numerous illustrations from photos on plates, plate of inscriptions from mysterious rock, 6 maps including foldout, index, original pictorial gilt cloth, gilt lettering on spine, spine a little faded but lettering clear, short tears to spine end, light foxing on few leaves, but a very good copy, unmarked & complete.

"A thrilling tale of hairbreadth escapes", "one of the best books of travel and exploration for some years" (contemporary reviews). One of the better travel works of the period with descriptions of the native peoples, their customs, society, beliefs based on the author's extensive travels in Brazil and Peru.

US$30. bookID # 13665


DOMVILLE-FIFE, Charles W.; The United States of Brazil with a Chapter on the Republic of Uruguay. London, Francis Griffiths, 1910, First Edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; xxiii, 249, [vi, ads], pp, folding map frontis, plates from photos, original cloth with gilt vignette on cover, gilt lettering, extremities rubbed, spine faded but lettering clear, owner's bookplate on endpaper, light foxing, very good.

The history of Brazil and a description of each state in detail, cities, politics, life, industry, navy, mate industry, etc. Very well-illustrated. The author also wrote an early book on submarines and their use by the navies.

US$22. bookID # 13654


DOMVILLE-FIFE, Charles W.; The United States of Brazil with a Chapter on the Republic of Uruguay. London, Francis Griffiths, 1910, First Edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; xxiii, 249, [vi, ads], pp, folding map frontis, plates, original cloth with gilt vignette, gilt lettering, extremities rubbed, light foxing, very good.

The history of Brazil and a description of each state in detail, cities, politics, life, industry, navy, mate industry, etc. Very well-illustrated. The author also wrote an early book on submarines and their use by the navies.

US$28. bookID # 3297


DUFF, Robert; British Guiana; Being Notes on a Few of its Natural Productions, Industrial Occupations and Social Institutions. Glasgow, Thomas Murray and Sons, 1866, First edition, 8vo [19.5 x 13 cm]; viii, 394 pp, 9 folding maps and plans, including frontis, tables including one folding, statistical appendix, original blue pebbled cloth, lightly rubbed at edges, a very good copy and a presentation copy from by the author.

The author, who spent decades in the area, writes with considerable knowledge of the area, its people, natural history, economic activities, agriculture, vegetation and vegetables, uses of various locally grown fruits and plants, institutions. There are detailed statistical tables, including imports and exports, population, church memberships, etc. The detailed maps of the major settlements, show schools, churches, estates, rivers, etc.

US$260. bookID # 5536


DUFFIELD, A. J. [Alexander James]; Peru in the Guano Age; Being a Short Account of a Recent Visit to the Guano Deposits, with Some Reflections on the Money They Have Produced and the Uses to Which it Has Been Applied. London, Richard Bentley and Son, 1877, First edition, 12mo [19 x 13 cm]; 151 pp, with the half title page present, original decorated cloth, gilt spine title lettering, spine a little darkened but lettering clear, very slight foxing on first few leaves, a near fine and clean copy, unmarked.

The coast of Peru has few protected anchorages, and the headlands are generally steep. These and the few islands are frequented by sea-birds, whence come the guano deposits, the retention of ammonia and other fertilizing properties being due to the absence of rain. Guano was an important agricultural fertilizer for many years and helped develop the economies of Peru and Chile. Duffield [1821-1890] had travelled widely in Peru and provided the most important work on guano and nitrate production, and its relation to politics, economy, customs, etc, in Peru in the nineteenth century. No copies were traced at auction in the last 30 years. Humphreys 1610. Welch 206.

US$600. bookID # 12708


DUNSTERVILLE, G. C. K. and E. Dunsterville, edited by Alec M. Pridgeon; Orchid Hunting in the Lost World (and Elsewhere in Venezuela). West Palm Beach, American Orchid Society, [1988], First edition in book form, parts were previously published in periodicals, 4to [28.5 x 22 cm]; xv, 280 pp, numerous color illus from photos, black and white photos, many drawings of orchids, maps, map endpapers, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj, fine in fine jacket, clean throughout.

The author of the 6 volume Venezuela Orchids Illustrated, traveled widely in Venezuela in search of its 1,200 orchid species. This is an interesting mixture of botany and adventure which appeared in the American Orchid Society Bulletin over a 40 year period. The Lost World was made famous by Arthur Conan Doyle.

US$17. bookID # 13858


DUNSTERVILLE, G. C. K. and E. Dunsterville, edited by Alec M. Pridgeon; Orchid Hunting in the Lost World (and Elsewhere in Venezuela). West Palm Beach, American Orchid Society, [1988], First edition in book form, parts were previously published in AOS periodical, 4to [28.5 x 22 cm]; xv, 280 pp, numerous color illus from photos, black and white photos, many drawings of orchids, maps, map endpapers, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj, fine in fine jacket, clean throughout.

The author of the 6 volume Venezuela Orchids Illustrated, traveled widely in Venezuela in search of its 1,200 orchid species. This is an interesting mixture of botany and adventure which appeared in the American Orchid Society Bulletin over a 40 year period. The Lost World was made famous by Arthur Conan Doyle.

US$18. bookID # 13859


DUNSTERVILLE, G. C. K. and E. Dunsterville, edited by Alec M. Pridgeon; Orchid Hunting in the Lost World (and Elsewhere in Venezuela). West Palm Beach, American Orchid Society, [1988], First edition in book form, parts were previously published in journals, 4to [28.5 x 22 cm]; xv, 280 pp, numerous color illus from photos, black and white photos, many drawings of orchids, maps, map endpapers, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj, fine in fine jacket, clean throughout.

The author of the 6 volume Venezuela Orchids Illustrated, traveled widely in Venezuela in search of its 1,200 orchid species. This is an interesting mixture of botany and adventure which appeared in the American Orchid Society Bulletin over a 40 year period. The Lost World was made famous by Arthur Conan Doyle.

US$20. bookID # 13860


DUNSTERVILLE, G. C. K. and E. Dunsterville, edited by Alec M. Pridgeon; Orchid Hunting in the Lost World (and Elsewhere in Venezuela). West Palm Beach, American Orchid Society, [1988], First edition in book form, 4to [28.5 x 22 cm]; xv, 280 pp, numerous color illustrations from photos, bw photos, many drwgs of orchids, maps, map endpapers, index, original cloth, dj, fine, clean throughout.

The author of the 6 volume Venezuela Orchids Illustrated, travelled widely in Venezuela in search of its 1,200 orchid species. This is an interesting mixture of botany and adventure which appeared in the American Orchid Society Bulletin over a 40 year period. The Lost World was made famous by Arthur Conan Doyle.

US$16. bookID # 9192


DYOTT, G. M.; Man Hunting in the Jungle; Being the Story of a Search for Three Explorers Lost in the Brazilian Wilds. Indianapolis, The Bobbs-Merrill Company, [1930], First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 16 cm]; 323 pp, frontis, plates from photos, endpaper maps showing author's route, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, title lettering on cover in blind, two small newspaper clippings on Fawcett on endpaper, very slightly rubbed on outer edge, else near fine, sound and solid copy.

The author's expedition was an attempt to find the British explorer, Colonel P. H. Fawcett and his companions, who had not been heard of for three years after having entered deep into the unexplored Amazon jungles of Brazil in search of lost Indian civilizations, ruined cities, women warriors, etc. Peter Fleming, in his book Brazilian Adventure, criticized Dyott for failing to find Fawcett, although Fleming was no more successful, and in fact adopted Dyott's theory. Grann in his recent The Lost City of Z, uncovered no further substantial information on the mystery than had Dyott. An interesting account of jungles, native peoples, nature, and unexplored territory.

US$70. bookID # 13385


DYOTT, G. M.; On the Trail of the Unknown; In the Wilds of Ecuador and the Amazon. London, Thornton Butterworth, [1926], First edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; 288 pp, frontis, numerous illustrations from photos, map showing author's route, index, original cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and front cover, a little stain on top outer edge, quarter inch of spine head rubbed, very good sound copy.

The author of Silent Highways in the Jungle and of Man-Hunting in the Jungle, in Search of Colonel Fawcett, describes in this work his climbing Sangai (Sangay) and Tungurahuaa (which he describes as an ugly heap of rocks and snow), but its currently an active volcano, and then describes his stay among the headhunters (he calls them head shrinkers) of the Amazon and travel by jungle and river to Sumacu, with interesting illustrations (including one of village of Banos, now a thriving tourist town, but then with only straw-roofed huts).

US$65. bookID # 13384


DYOTT, G. M.; On the Trail of the Unknown; In the Wilds of Ecuador and the Amazon. London, Thornton Butterworth, [1926], First edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; 288 pp, frontis, numerous illustrations from photos, map showing author's route, index, original cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and front cover, a little light foxing on outer edge, very good+ sound copy.

The author of Silent Highways in the Jungle and of Man-Hunting in the Jungle, in Search of Colonel Fawcett, describes in this work his climbing Sangai (Sangay) and Tungurahuaa (which he describes as an ugly heap of rocks and snow), but its currently an active volcano, and then describes his stay among the headhunters of the Amazon and travel by jungle and river to Sumacu, with interesting illustrations.

US$80. bookID # 12479


DYOTT, G. M.; Silent Highways of the Jungle; Being the Adventures of an Explorer in the Andes and along the Upper Reaches of the Amazon. New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1922, First American edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; x, 11- 320 pp, 38 illustrations and plates (complete) including frontis, all from photos, mostly full page, map, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, a few pages with minor marginal foxing, else clean near fine copy.

An interesting narrative of travels on the eastern slope of the Andes in the Amazon jungles of Peru, with the original purpose to ascertain the feasibility of aerial transportation in the remote areas. The author describes the area including the Muratos Indians from the Pastaza river, with his illustrations including some shrunken heads. The second edition of 1924 had only half the illustrations. Spain & Spanish America 224.

US$45. bookID # 13383


EDGCUMBE, E. R. Pearce; Zephyrus, A Holiday in Brazil and on the River Plate. London, Chatto & Windus, 1887, First edition, 12mo [18.5 x 12.5 cm]; viii, 242, 32 [publisher's ads dated July 1887] pp, frontis map with tissue guard, many illustrations from author's drwgs including title page vignette, index, original blue pictorial cloth, gilt spine title lettering, corner & spine end wear, small label removed from spine, minor foxing on few leaves, rear cover with light stains, name on title margin, good or better copy.

Borba de Moraes I p. 284: 'The author visited Rio, Santos, and Sao Paulo. His impressions are very picturesque and accurate.' Besides the narrative of his travels to Brazil, the author describes his stay in Argentina, Buenos Aires, travels along the Parana, gauchos, etc. The author was an early tourist to the region, where most travel was either scientific or business. A scarce account not listed in most references on the region.

US$140. bookID # 11624


EDWARDS, Agustin; The Dawn; Being the History of the Birth and Consolidation of the Republic of Chile. London, Ernest Benn, [1931], First edition, 8vo [24.5 x 16 cm]; xviii, 404 pp, frontis, plates, bibliog, index, original blue cloth, gilt spine title lettering, short tear at spine end, signature on endpaper, interior clean, near fine.

A detailed history of Chile from its independence in 1810 through the formative years to 1841, well-illustrated from the drawings of L. Vargas Rosas.

US$25. bookID # 9606


EICHHORN, Franz; The Lost World of the Amazon. London, Souvenir Press, 1955, First edition in English, 8vo [22.5 x 14.5 cm]; [x], 188, [i] pp, illustrations from photos, map, original green cloth, gilt lettering on spine, slight damage to upper cover at edge, inscription, very good.

A film-makers trip down the Amazon with fascinating description of native peoples, wildlife, conditions, etc. There was also a more common travel book club edition.

US$5. bookID # 3870


ELLIOTT, L. E.; Brazil Today and Tomorrow. New York, The Macmillan Company, 1917, First American edition, 8vo [20.5 x 14 cm]; xi, 338, [vii, ads] pp, frontis, 24 plates from photos, some with several illustrations, plus 3 maps (2 folding, one in color), Brazilian terms, index, original pictorial cloth with gilt title lettering on spine and cover, owner's name dated 1917 on half-title page, near fine and clean in the rarely found dust jacket (chipped, lacks one inch piece at bottom), pictorial endpapers.

With much on the current state of the country including social conditions, transportation by river and road, industries, finance, horticulture, botanical medicine, commerce, population, etc.

US$90. bookID # 13718


ENOCK, C. Reginald; Peru; Its Former and Present Civilization, History and Existing Conditions, Topography and Natural Resources, Commerce and General Development. London, T. Fisher Unwin Ltd, 1916, , 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; xxxii, 320 pp, frontis, illus, over 70 plates, folding color map (short tear), tables, bibliog, original cloth, repair, light foxing, else very good.

US$26. bookID # 2346


EWBANK, Thomas; Life in Brazil; Or, a Journal of a Visit to the Land of Cocoa and the Palm. Containing illustrations of ancient South American arts in recently discovered implements & products of domestic industry, & works in stone, pottery, gold, silver, bronze, etc.. New York, Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1856, First edition, 8vo [24 x 15 cm]; xvi, [17]-469 pp, about 100 illustrations, appendix, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt spine title lettering, edges worn, shelf-wear, endpaper stains, few light marginal stains, good+ tight copy.

Jones 246. Sabin 23313. Borba de Moraes 297: 'An excellent observer, he analyzed carioca life with extraordinary perspicacity. The religious life of the common people shocked him deeply. Of great value are the observations he wrote on the popular arts, tools employed, national dishes, illnesses, picturesque aspects of manners and customs, etc. The illustrations five very faithful renderings of the picturesque aspects of Brazilian life'.

US$140. bookID # 13771


FREZIER, A. F. [Amedee Francois]; A Voyage to the South-Sea and along the Coasts of Chili and Peru, in the Years 1712, 1713, and 1714; Particularly Describing The Genius & Constitution of the Inhabitants, as well as Indians, their Customs & Manners, their Natural History, Mines, Traffick. London, Jonah Bowyer, 1717, First edition in English, best edition, 4to [24.5 x 19 cm]; [xii], [i, directions for binder], 335, [ix, index] pp, 37 engraved plates, maps & charts by J. B. Scotin, N. Guerard & others after Frezier, complete with frontis and all plates including 36 & xxxvi, musical notation, contemporary full leather, rebacked with leather spine, gilt title lettering on spine leather labels, cover with blind design, light offsetting on frontis, minor foxing, mainly marginal, a fine copy in attractive binding.

Frezier's voyage was made on the orders of Louis XIV to obtain military information for a possible operation against Spanish colonies on the Pacific coast. He surveyed the Le Maire Strait and the west coast of Tierra de Fuego and produced the most accurate description of South America to date (including Chile, Peru). Sabin 25936. Cox II, 267: 'One of the most valuable of our early records of the Falkland Islands, and to Frezier we are indebted for the clearest contemporary account of the navigation of the French seamen there. This English edition contains Dr. Edmund Halley's Postscript, correcting certain Geographical errors made by Frezier. Halley is of course most famous now as the discoverer of Halley's Comet. At the end is a 13 pp. account of the Joint Settlement in Paraguay '. Hill 115: 'Frezier brought back information of considerable geographical and scientific value. Much data is included about the native inhabitants This first English translation contains the same engravings as the French original but is preferable to the latter because it contains Halley's postscript, which corrects certain geographical errors made by Frezier The frontispiece map, showing the route, was created for the English edition'. Borba de Moraes I 329: 'This English edition is much sought after because of Halley's postscript'. This edition also contains a section on the early settlement of Paraguay. A superb travel classic. Besides the fine maps and

US$3700. bookID # 13165


FREZIER, A. F. [Amedee Francois]; A Voyage to the South-Sea and along the Coasts of Chili and Peru, in the Years 1712, 1713, and 1714; Particularly Describing The Genius & Constitution of the Inhabitants, as well as Indians, their Customs & Manners, their Natural History, Mines, Traffick. London, Jonah Bowyer, 1717, First edition in English, best edition, 4to [24.5 x 19 cm]; [xii], [i, directions for binder], 335, [ix, index] pp, 37 engraved plates, maps & charts by J. B. Scotin, N. Guerard & others after Frezier, complete with frontis and all plates including 36 & xxxvi, musical notation, orig full leather boards with later spine and gilt title lettering on leather labels, light corner wear, joint cracked with repair but holding, map skillfully laid down, minor spotting, old bookplate of John Lenvis Petit, very good, interior clean & fine.

Frezier's voyage was made on the orders of Louis XIV to obtain military information for a possible operation against Spanish colonies on the Pacific coast. He surveyed the Le Maire Strait and the west coast of Tierra de Fuego and produced the most accurate description of South America to date (including Chile, Peru). Sabin 25936. Cox II, 267: 'One of the most valuable of our early records of the Falkland Islands, and to Frezier we are indebted for the clearest contemporary account of the navigation of the French seamen there. This English edition contains Dr. Edmund Halley"s Postscript, correcting certain Geographical errors made by Frezier. Halley is of course most famous now as the discoverer of Halley"s Comet. At the end is a 13 pp. account of the Joint Settlement in Paraguay '. Hill 115: 'Frezier brought back information of considerable geographical and scientific value. Much data is included about the native inhabitants This first English translation contains the same engravings as the French original but is preferable to the latter because it contains Halley's postscript, which corrects certain geographical errors made by Frezier The frontispiece map, showing the route, was created for the English edition'. Borba de Moraes I 329: 'This English edition is much sought after because of Halley's postscript'. This edition also contains a section on the early settlement of Paraguay. A superb travel classic. Besides the fine maps and

US$3200. bookID # 11214


FUNK, V. A. and Scott A. Mori; A Bibliography of Plant Collectors in Bolivia. Washington, Smithsonian Institution Press, 1989, First edition, 4to [28 x 21.5 cm]; iii, 20 pp, full-page map, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, with printed title lettering, small ink stamp on cover, else near fine copy, clean throughout.

A useful work consisting of an introduction by authors, a detailed bibliography, mostly with annotated descriptions and a list of general reference works.

US$18. bookID # 13863


GATES, R. Ruggles; A Botanist in the Amazon Valley; An Account of the Flora and Fauna in the Land of Floods. London, H. F. & G. Witherby, 1927, First Edition, 12mo [19 x 13 cm]; 203, [i, ads] pp, frontis, 22 illustrations from photos on 10 plates, folding map, index, original cloth, gilt lettering, spine faded but gilt lettering clear, lacks blank front endpaper, lightly foxed but mostly in margins, very good.

An interesting and important account of travels in the region, including travel to Para, Manaos, Teffe, etc, by boat with comments on the people as well as the flora & fauna, with some detail on palms and other trees. At Teffe, the author compares the conditions to where Bates (The Naturalist on the Rivers Amazon) spent several years starting in 1855.

US$100. bookID # 9299


GOITICOA, N. Veloz; Venezuela: Geographical Sketch, Natural Resources, Laws, Economic Conditions, Actual Development, Prospects of Future Growth. Washington, International Bureau of the American Republics, 1904, First edition, first printing, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; 608 pp, colored plate frontis (chromolithograph), folding colored map, portrait plate, 35 plates from photos, tables, bibliography, index, original half leather, gilt title lettering on spine, matching marbled edges and endpapers, lightly rubbed at edges, interior quite clean and unmarked, overall near fine, sound copy.

Published as the House of Representatives document 145, 3, this is the original edition of the Goiticoa book on Venezuela. It contains the map which shows rivers and railways, as well as the excellent plates showing buildings, views, cultural institutions, a bird's-eye view of Maracaibo, trees, ports, etc. Very detailed information, including statistics on all aspects of the country at that time.

US$125. bookID # 13628


GOITICOA, N. Veloz; Venezuela: Geographical Sketch, Natural Resources, Laws, Economic Conditions, Actual Development, Prospects of Future Growth. Washington, International Bureau of the American Republics, 1904, First edition, first printing, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; [three volumes in one], 12, 51, 608 pp, colored plate frontis (chromolithograph), folding colored map, portrait plate, 35 plates from photos, tables, bibliography, index, original full leather, gilt title lettering on leather spine labels, small old stamp on front cover, lightly rubbed at edge, interior quite clean and unmarked, overall near fine, sound copy.

Published as the first 3 parts of House of Representatives document 145, this copy of the original edition includes the Annual Report of the International Bureau of the American Republics; a comprehensive 51 page bibliography entitled A List of Books, Magazine Articles and Maps Related to Paraguay, covering about 300 years and issued as a supplement to the Handbook of Paraguay; and the Goiticoa book on Venezuela. The latter contains the map which shows rivers and railways, as well as the excellent plates showing buildings, views, cultural institutions, a bird's-eye view of Maracaibo, trees, ports, etc. Very detailed information, including statistics on all aspects of the country at that time. Included with this copy is a loose photocopy of a very large map of Venezuela (18 x 25 inches), originally published in 1807, showing mountains, rivers, towns, cities. islands, etc.

US$110. bookID # 13556


GONZALEZ CARRANZA, Domingo; A Geographical Description of the Coasts, Harbours, and Sea Ports of the Spanish West-Indies; Particularly of Porto Bello, Cartagena, and the Island of Cuba; with Observations of the Currents, Variations of the Compass in the Bay of Mexico. . . .. London, Printed for the Editor Caleb Smith, 1740, First edition, 8vo [21.5 x 13.5 cm]; i-xi [i, verso blank], 13-136, [8] pp., 5 folding copper-engraved maps and charts (one with 3 cm tear at stub), modern full red calf, period style, gilt spine title lettering, raised bands with gilt, marbled endpapers, first 5 leaves neatly rehinged, bookplate of Alberto Parreno, near fine overall.

The work was translated by Caleb Smith from a manuscript, written in Spanish by Domingo Gonzales Carranza, his Catholic Majesty's Principal Pilot of the Flota in New Spain written in 1718. The fine maps are: [1] A New and Correct Chart or Map of the West Indies. &c. (28.3 x 39 cm; Gulf of Mexico, Southern U.S., Mexico, Central America and northern South America); [2] A Plan of the Harbour and City of La Vera Cruz 18.5 x 16.5 cm); [3] A Plan of the Harbour & City of Cartagena (18.8 x 15.1 cm); [4] A Plan of the Harbour and City of Havana (18.3 cm x 29 cm); [5] A Plan of the Harbour and Town of Porto Bello (19 x 22 cm), engraved by P. Harrison, the dimensions of the image, all with additional margins. With an appendix of Captain Parker's account of the taking of the town of Porto Bello in 1601. Palau 105157. Sabin 11030, 27899. Spain & Spanish America 219.

US$3800. bookID # 12984


GREENLEE, William Brooks; The Voyage of Pedro Alvares Cabral to Brazil and India, from Contemporary Documents and Narratives. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1938, First Edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; lxix, 228 pp, 6 plates including folding and double, 4 folding maps in rear pocket, bibliog, index, original cloth, gilt vignette on both covers, gilt spine title lettering, very fine and clean in dj spine a little faded), covers and gilt bright.

Besides discovering Brazil, Cabral sailed around Africa to India. Greenlee provides a comprehensive 60 page introduction that gives an historical perspective. An appendix describes the ships and personnel. There is a section on the discovery of Madagascar. Many of the official documents are reproduced.

US$200. bookID # 12500


GRIFFIN, Margaret; Tiquimani. Stellenbosch, Kosmo Publishers Pty, 1965, First edition, 8vo [21.5 x 14.5 cm]; 164 pp, colored frontis with portraits of team, numerous illustrations from photos on plates, map endpapers, showing routes, glossary, original cloth, spine title lettering, dj (light wear and chipped at edge, not clipped), few notes on a blank endpaper, very good, interior clean.

An account of the first South African mountaineering expedition outside Africa and the first ascent of Tiquimani, which had been regarded as unclimable, and of the West Peak of Condoriri as well as nine other first ascents in the Cordillera Real in Bolivia. Neate G73.

US$250. bookID # 11440


GRIMSHAW, William; The History of South America, from the Discovery of the New World by Columbus to the Conquest of Peru by Pizarro; with Amusing Anecdotes & Containing a Minute Description of the Manners & Customs, Dress, Ornaments & Mode of Warfare of the Indians. Philadelphia, Lippincott, Grambo & Co., 1850, , 12mo [19 x 12 cm]; 252, [x, ads] pp, index, contemporary black quarter morocco and boards, gilt spine title lettering, gilt ruled, spine ends worn, light marginal paper browning, else near fine.

Sabin 28865. An early history of the area.

US$120. bookID # 6669


GRUBB, Kenneth G.; From Pacific to Atlantic; South American Studies. London, Methuen & Co., [1933], First edition, small 8vo [21 x 14 cm]; x, [i], 243, 8 [publisher's catalogue] pp, frontis, plates from photos, endpaper map, index, original cloth, near fine clean copy.

A general survey with emphasis on history, geography, peoples, wildlife, scenery, economies, etc.

US$35. bookID # 4388


GUENTHER, Konrad; A Naturalist in Brazil; The Flora and Fauna and the People of Brazil. London, George Allen & Unwin, 1931, First edition in English, trans from German, large 8vo, 400pp, illus, 32 plates, original cloth, slightly faded spine, a fine copy.

An important work, well-written and illustrated. "The Naturalist in Brazil" is the result of an extended expedition into Brazil during the twenties. Interpretative in feeling, it it unquestionably one of the finest general biological travel accounts on the South American continent". (Victor von Hagen, The Green World of the Naturalists)

US$21. bookID # 483


GUENTHER, Konrad; A Naturalist in Brazil; The Record of a Year's Observation of her Flora and Fauna and her People. Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1931, First American Edition, large 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; 400pp, 32 plates containing over 100 illustrations from photos, plus other illustrations from drwgs, index, original cloth, title lettering on spine and cover, slightly faded spine, interior is clean and fine in very good cover.

An important work, well-written and illustrated, covering all aspects of the jungles of Amazonia, plants, animals, ecologies, etc, as well as the customs and character of the peoples. "'The Naturalist in Brazil' is the result of an extended expedition into Brazil during the twenties. Interpretative in feeling, it unquestionably one of the finest general biological travel accounts on the South American continent". (Victor von Hagen, The Green World of the Naturalists)

US$20. bookID # 11184


GUNTHER, John; Inside Latin America. London, Hamish Hamilton, [1942], First British edition, 8vo [21 x 14.5 cm]; 388 pp, folding map with locations in red, double page table of data, bibliog, index, original pictorial cloth, spine faded, very good.

A useful survey of these countries by this perceptive and popular author.

US$2. bookID # 5962


GUPPY, Nicholas; Wai-Wai; Through the Forests North of the Amazon. New York, E. P. Dutton & Co., 1958, First edition, 8vo [21.5 x 14.5 cm]; x, 375 pp, illustrations from photos, endpaper maps showing author's route, profile of Serra Acarai Rain Forest, index and glossary, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, corner slightly bumped, clean and near fine in good dj (rubbed, spine end chipped, but not price clipped).

The author was the first white man to penetrate these forests of Amazonia drained by the upper parts of the Rio Trombetas in British Guiana near the Brazilian border, where he found tribes of Indians whose existence was only legendary up to then. He describes the native peoples, their activities, customs, beliefs, religion, as well as the botany and the rain forests, based on two expeditions over a four year period. Guppy, the first to write of the people there, describes their art as becoming increasingly abstract and the reasons for it.

US$22. bookID # 12085


HADFIELD, William; Brazil, the River Plate, and the Falkland Islands; with the Cape Horn route to Australia. Including notices of Lisbon, Madeira, the Canaries, and Cape Verds. . .Region of the Amazon. London, Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1854, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; [ii], vi, 384, [ii, ads] pp, engraved frontis portrait of Don Pedro II, 3 folding maps (a large one in photocopy), including a map of the Falklands, numerous illustrations and plates, portraits, views, etc, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt spine title lettering, spine and joints worn and chipped, light foxing on frontis and title, interior is clean and quite good in good cover.

Sabin 29486 calls for only two maps. Borba de Moraes 389. Humphreys 1273. Naylor 104: 'Hadfield was many years resident in Brazil'. A detailed account based on the author's travels of Brazil, Pernambuco, Algoas, Seregipe, Bahia, Rio Janeiro, the Amazon, Monte Video, Buenos Ayres, the Parana, Paraguay, etc, with good illustrations by Sir W. Gore Ouseley, Sir Charles Hotham. There is a pencilled note on endpaper from Oliver Sheldon that book was passed down from his great grandfather.

US$450. bookID # 12700


HADFIELD, William; Brazil, the River Plate, and the Falkland Islands; with the Cape Horn route to Australia. Including notices of Lisbon, Madeira, the Canaries, and Cape Verds. . .Region of the Amazon. London, Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1854, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; [ii], vi, 384, [ii, ads] pp, engraved frontis portrait of Don Pedro II, 3 folding maps, one quite large and colored (tear repaired), including a map of the Falklands, numerous illustrations and plates, portraits, views, etc, original blind-stamped cloth, professionally rebacked preserving covers and spine with gilt title lettering, corner wear, interior is near fine in very good cover.

Sabin 29486 calls for only two maps. Borba de Moraes 389. Humphreys 1273. Naylor 104: 'Hadfield was many years resident in Brazil'. A detailed account based on the author's travels of Brazil, Pernambuco, Algoas, Seregipe, Bahia, Rio Janeiro, the Amazon, Monte Video, Buenos Ayres, the Parana, Paraguay, etc, with good illustrations by Sir W. Gore Ouseley, Sir Charles Hotham.

US$1100. bookID # 10881


HARCOURT, Robert, introduction by Sir C. Alexander Harris; A Relation of a Voyage to Guiana by Robert Harcourt 1613; With Purchas's Transcript of a Report made at Harcourt's instance on the Marrawini District. London, Hakluyt Society, 1928, First edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; xii, 188 pp, frontis (portrait of Harcourt), 3 folding maps, including two which are reprinted from early sources, bibliography, index, original blue cloth with gilt vignette on front cover, gilt spine title lettering, light stains on lower cover, the scarce dust jacket has is chipped including large piece at bottom, name on endpaper, interior is clean and fine.

Griffin 263: 'An account based on Harcourt's colonizing voyage to Guiana in 1608-1609, reprinted from the 1613 first edition, but includes the additions made by Harcourt in the second edition. Another appendix contains a report on the Marwin (Maroni) River sent to Harcourt in about 1612. The Relation is useful for its ethnography, natural history and scheme for colonization.' Cox ii, 256: 'A valuable supplement to Raleigh's narrative of 1596.' National Maritime Museum 299. Sabin 30297, referring to the 1613 and 1626 editions:' Both editions are very rare'. The detailed 48 page introduction includes the historical background, Harcourt's biography, details on maps, early settlements, geography, Harcourt's scheme of colonization, etc.

US$145. bookID # 13756


HARRIS, C. A. and J. A. J. de Villiers; Storm Van 'S Gravesande; The Rise of British Guiana, compiled from his dispatches. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1911, First edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; 2 volumes, [x], 372; [viii], [373] - 703, xxxvi [ads] pp, 8 plates complete including 2 folding map, one in color, folding plan, 2 facsimiles from documents, including folding, index, original cloth, gilt vignette, gilt spine title lettering, a clean, fine and bright set, partly unopened.

Following a good historical introduction by Harris and Villiers, Storm's dispatches covering the period of 1738 to 1772 are given, extracted from the original 21 volumes of 300 pages each, describing life in the colonies, produce, trade, ventures, plantations, conditions, police, squabbles, etc, and provides a thorough overview prior to their becoming a British colony.

US$320. bookID # 10211


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

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

US$160. bookID # 13735


HASSAUREK, F.; Four Years Among Spanish-Americans. New York, Hurd and Houghton, 1868, , 12mo [19 x 13 cm]; x, 401 pp, appendix, original blind-ruled cloth, gilt spine title lettering, corners lightly rubbed, endpaper darkened, signature on endpaper, else a clean fine copy, sound and solid.

The author spent years in Ecuador and describes the people, nature, topography, villages, customs, ruins, etc. Welch 110. Smith H47. Griffin 5321: 'A very informative account by the United States' minister to Ecuador 1861-1865. Excellent descriptions of the land, cities, roads, social life and political condition of Ecuador in the early years of Garcia Moreno's rule'. One of the better books on Ecuador of the period. The author was an American minister. Bemelmans in his Ecuador travel book, The Donkey Inside, refers to it being given to him, for which he was very grateful.

US$75. bookID # 9833


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

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

US$380. bookID # 12983


HEMMING, John; The Search for El Dorado. New York, E. P. Dutton, [1978], First American edition, 4to [25 x 20 cm]; 224 pp, color frontis, many color plates, other illus, bibliog, chronology, pictorial endpapers, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped), fine, unmarked, with a loose review of the book inserted.

The story of the 16th century search for gold in Central and South America, well written and well illustrated. With the development of El Dorado legend, much exploration resulted in the search for riches, intrigues, adventures, tragedies, etc, including many recent expeditions. Lake Guatavita is commonly believed to the be the lake of the El Dorado legend. Excellent illustrations, including many of the gold found and historical as well as current photos.

US$20. bookID # 12228


HENDERSON, Keith; Palm Groves and Humming Birds; an Artist's Fortnight in Brazil. London, Ernest Benn, 1924, First edition, limited edition of 20 copies of which this it #12, signed by author/artist, tall 8vo [26 x 178 cm]; 133 pp, 7 portrait plates, 54 other illustrations including double-page, map endpapers (complete), original full leather pigskin, gilt spine title lettering, top edge gilted, other edges uncut, partly unopened, minor rubbing on edge, board with light warp, else fine and clean.

A very attractively produced work, printed on English hand-made paper, with the artist's excellent illustrations and his narrative and observations as he travelled through Brazil.

US$400. bookID # 13661


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


HERNDON, Wm. Lewis; Exploration of the Valley of the Amazon. Washington, Taylor & Maury, 1854, , 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; 414 pp, 16 lithographed plates (complete as called for) including the frontis of cathedral of Lima, mainly by Gibbon, large folding map at end, original blind stamped cloth, gilt spine title lettering, spine ends chipped, some light staining in last part of book, light foxing, good copy.

Hasse p32, 36; Sabin 31524: "Contains minute, accurate and very interesting accounts of the aborigines of the Andes, and the Amazon and its tributaries." Borba de Moraes p 399: "This is an excellent book on the regions mentioned." Goodman 775: 'A most interesting and detailed account, well-written and containing much information.' The plates are of scenery, views, native people, buildings, etc. This book was issued separately from the set that in the original edition included a volume by Gibbon. Field 688:.

US$18. bookID # 12703


HERNDON, Wm. Lewis; Lardner Gibbon; Exploration of the Valley of the Amazon, made under the direction of the Navy Department. Washington, Robert Armstrong, 1854, House of Representatives issue, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; 4 volumes, 414, iv; x, [i], 339 pp, 52 lithographed plates, mainly by Gibbon, 5 large folding maps in two separate portfolios, original blind stamped cloth, spines faded, faded spines with tears and end chipped, few signatures bit loose, lightly foxed, mostly marginal, endpaper signature, else very good set in custom made cloth slipcase with title label.

Hasse p32, 36; Sabin 31524: "Contains minute, accurate and very interesting accounts of the aborigines of the Andes, and the Amazon and its tributaries." Field 688. Borba de Moraes p 399: "This is an excellent book on the regions mentioned." Goodman 775: 'A most interesting and detailed account, well-written and containing much information.' The plates are of scenery, views, with many on native people, buildings, architecture (including an early one of Incan ruin). All the plates are present as well as the usually absent map portfolios. A complete set of the four volumes. A monumental and important survey.

US$520. bookID # 11623


HERNDON, Wm. Lewis; Lardner Gibbon; Exploration of the Valley of the Amazon, made under the direction of the Navy Department. Washington, Robert Armstrong; A. O. P. Nicholson, 1854, House of Representatives issue, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; 2 volumes, iv, 417; x 339 pp, 52 lithographed plates, mainly by Gibbon, original blind stamped cloth, spines faded but title lettering visible, moderately foxed, else a very good set.

Hasse p32, 36; Sabin 31524: "Contains minute, accurate and very interesting accounts of the aborigines of the Andes, and the Amazon and its tributaries." Borba de Moraes p 399: "This is an excellent book on the regions mentioned." Field 688. Goodman 775: 'A most interesting and detailed account, well-written and containing much information.' The plates are of scenery, views, with many on native people, buildings, architecture (including an early one of Incan ruin). All the plates are present.

US$150. bookID # 10097


HERNDON, Wm. Lewis; Lardner Gibbon; Exploration of the Valley of the Amazon, made under the direction of the Navy Department. Washington, Robert Armstrong; A. O. P. Nicholson, 1854, House of Representatives issue of volume I, Senate issue of volume II, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; 2 volumes, iv, iv [contents, list of plates], 417; x 339 pp, 52 lithographed plates, mainly by Gibbon, original blind stamped cloth, joint of volume II repaired, spine faded, lightly foxed on some leaves but mainly clean, few signatures pulled but firm, else a very good set.

Hasse p32, 36; Sabin 31524: "Contains minute, accurate and very interesting accounts of the aborigines of the Andes, and the Amazon and its tributaries." Borba de Moraes p 399: "This is an excellent book on the regions mentioned." Goodman 775: 'A most interesting and detailed account, well-written and containing much information.' Field 688:. The plates are of scenery, views, with many on native people, buildings, architecture (including an early one of Incan ruin). All the plates are present.

US$150. bookID # 9316


HINCHLIFF, Thomas Woodbine; South American Sketches; or a Visit to Rio Janeiro, The Organ Mountains, La Plata, and the Parana. London, Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts & Green, 1863, First edition, 8vo [20 x 13 cm]; xviii, [i, errata leaf], 414 pp, folding colored map, 5 plates including frontis, four of which are colored lithographs, contemporary half morocco, gilt spine title lettering, marbled endpapers, top edge gilted, edges a little rubbed, faint blind stamp to title, occasional marginal ink stamps, overall clean and very good with good impressions of the attractive plates.

The author was a founder and president of the Alpine Club. Moreas I, 340: 'The author, a British tourist, first visited Rio on the way to Buenos Aires. He returned to Rio later, making excursions into the Sierra dos Orgaos, Petropolis, Therezopolis, and travelling to Juiz de Fora'. Sabin 31925: 'Highly commended by the Saturday Review'. Naylor 106. Welch 249. Spain and Spanish America 331. Only two copies were traced at auction in the last 30 years.

US$800. bookID # 12171


HINGSTON, Major R. W. G.; A Naturalist in the Guiana Forest. New York, Longmans, Green & Co, 1932, First American Edition, 8vo [22.5 x 14 cm]; xiii, [ii], 384 pp, 16 plates including frontis from photos, map, 150 illustrations from the author's drawings, appendix on new species of spiders, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, spine faded but lettering clear, name of Arthur J. Spoor on endpaper, minor foxing on a few margins, front panel of dust jacket glued to front endpaper, tipped in description on endpaper, near fine, clean.

An important book on scientific exploration in these South American jungles by the distinguished naturalist and leader of the Oxford University Expedition to British Guiana. Based on long hours of watching in observation posts slung in the tree tops, enabled the author to observe a teeming and fantastic natural world. With much on insects, spiders and spider webs. Nicely illustrated including many sketches of spider webs by the author.

US$60. bookID # 12638


HINGSTON, Major R. W. G.; A Naturalist in the Guiana Forest. New York, Longmans, Green & Co, 1932, First American Edition, 8vo; xiii, [iii], 384 pp, 16 plates including frontis from photos, map, 150 illustrations from the author's drawings, appendix on new species of spiders, original cloth, rear hinge repaired, rear cover spotted, shelfwear, interior is near fine and clean in good cover.

An important book on scientific exploration in these South American jungles by the distinguished naturalist and leader of the Oxford University Expedition to British Guiana. Based on long hours of watching in observation posts slung in the tree tops, enabled the author to observe a teeming and fatastic natural world. With much on insects, spiders and spider webs. Nicely illustrated including many sketches of spider webs by the author.

US$25. bookID # 1658


HOLTON, Isaac F.; New Granada; Twenty Months in the Andes. New York, Harper & Brothers, 1857, First edition, 8vo [25 x 16 cm]; xvi, [16] - 605 pp, 2 double-page hand-colored maps of Granada including one on climate, numerous illus including full-page plates and including plate of 'The Bambuco' not in the list of illustrations, appendices, glossary, index, original brown cloth, gilt spine title lettering, covers a little worn, rubbed and faded, minor light foxing on some leaves, newspaper clipping and signature on endpaper, else a very good copy.

The author travelled throughout Granada (now Columbia and Panama) from 1852-1854, and is the best travel work on the area from that time, covering all aspects of life, description of the country, peoples, customs, nature, geography, etc. Smith H120: 'The author, a botany professor, made a trip to northern South America to fill in geographical and botanical data about the area in the mid-nineteenth century. It is a long and comprehensive book with most emphasis on what he saw, rather than on botany.' Griffin 5134: 'An abbreviated second edition (1967) cut the text to less than half its length and omits the 11 appendices. For scholarly use the original edition is essential.' Sabin 32661. Welch 82.

US$160. bookID # 7138


HOMET, Marcel F.; On the Trail of the Sun Gods. London, Neville Spearman, [1965], First edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; 272 pp, 31 plates from photos, numerous illustrations from drawings, bibliography, appendix, original cloth, spine title lettering, fine and clean in good dust jacket (price clipped, a little used).

The author describes his discoveries in the Amazon region in search for lost cities of sun worshippers, facing death and dangers, covering much of same ground as the legendary Colonel Fawcett. He links ancient civilizations in Brazil and Peru with those of Egypt and the middle east in a fascinating and well-illustrated account.

US$22. bookID # 13849


HUBER, Otto; John J. Wurdack; History of Botanical Exploration in Territorio Federal Amazonas, Venezuela. Washington, Smithsonian Institution Press, 1984, First edition, 8to [26 x 20 cm]; [iv], 83 pp, 11 maps, including foldout, bibliography, tables, original printed heavy paper wraps, printed title on spine and cover, fine and clean.

A description and history of plant hunting and collecting in the southern part of Venezuela including the headwaters of the Orinoco River and part of the Amazon Basin. Early naturalists that explored in this area include Humboldt and Bonpland in 1800, Schomburgk in 1839, Richard Spruce, etc, discovered vast botanical diversity and inspired numerous plant hunters. The work includes a detailed chronological table of exploration, lists of collectors, etc.

US$10. bookID # 13078


HUDSON, W. H.; Idle Days in Patagonia. New York, D. Appleton and Company, nd [1893, First American edition, 8vo [23 x 15.5 cm]; viii, 256pp, frontis, 3 other plates, numerous other illustrations from drwgs, including title page vignette, index, original cloth, gilt design on front cover, gilt lettering on spine, light foxing on some leaves, bookplate on front endpaper, cover with very light wear, a very good or better copy.

A classic work on Patagonia, this first American edition, from the sheets of the first London edition and printed by the same printer, is not recorded in Payne, the standard reference on Hudson, which records the first American as the Dutton 1917 edition (which was smaller format and fewer pages). This copy is identical in every way with the first London edition, including the size and the cover design. See Payne A7. The illustrations are from the paintings and drawings of Alfred Hartley and J. Smit. The author describes life, nature and his wanderings in Patagonia.

US$180. bookID # 6258


HUDSON, W. H.; The Naturalist in La Plata. London & Toronto, J. M. Dent & Sons, [1929], , 8vo [21 x 14 cm]; ix, [i], 394 pp, frontis, plus 5 plates, other illus, title vignette, original cloth, with design stamped in blind on front cover, spine title lettering in gilt, light damp stain on outer edge, but pages clean, a very good, solid and sound copy.

See Payne A5a for the first edition of 1892 which was printed in 1,000 copies. The first edition didn't have the appendix on the puma, music and dancing in nature, instincts of cattle, etc.

US$22. bookID # 6935


HUDSON, W. H.; The Naturalist in La Plata. London, Chapman and Hall, 1892, First edition, first issue, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; viii, 388, 40 [publisher's catalogue dated February 1892] pp, frontis, plates, other illustrations from drwgs, title page vignette of mocking bird, original pictorial cloth, spine title lettering in gilt, edges rubbed, small bookplate of George Ward on front endpaper, corners a bit bumped, very light foxing on some leaves but overall clean very good copy.

Payne A5a states that this first edition was printed in 1,000 copies, this copy is the earliest issue with the ads dated February 1892. Wood 393: 'charming work'. Hilton 4835. Spain & Spanish America I, 338. The author describes all aspects of nature in the area, including birds, the pampas, animal weapons, mosquito and parasite problems, music and dance, etc, with attractive illustrations.

US$160. bookID # 8844


HUDSON, W. H.; The Naturalist in La Plata. London, Chapman and Hall, 1892, , 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; [ii, ads], x, 383, 40 [publisher's catalogue] pp, frontis, plates, other illustrations from drwgs, title page vignette of mocking bird, original pictorial cloth, spine title lettering in gilt, edges rubbed, ink mark on front cover, light foxing on some leaves but overall clean very good copy.

Payne A5a. Wood 393: 'charming work'. Hilton 4835. Spain & Spanish America I, 338. The author describes all aspects of nature in the area, including birds, the pampas, animal weapons, mosquito and parasite problems, music and dance, etc, with attractive illustrations. Of the two issues in the first year of publication, 1892, there were only 750 copies of this issue and 1,000 copies of the earlier issue.

US$50. bookID # 11071


HUDSON, W. H.; The Naturalist in La Plata. London, Chapman and Hall, 1895, third edition but the first edition with the appendix, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; [ii, ads], x, 394 pp, frontis, plates, other illustrations from drawings, title page vignette of mocking bird, original pictorial cloth, spine title lettering in gilt, edges rubbed, internal hinges re-enforced, name on endpaper, very good, clean.

Payne A5a. Wood 393: 'charming work'. Hilton 4835. Spain & Spanish America I, 338. The author describes all aspects of nature in the area, including birds, the pampas, animal weapons, mosquito and parasite problems, music and dance, etc, with attractive illustrations. This edition was limited to 750 copies, the total of earlier printings was 1750 copies. This third edition is the first to have the appendix.

US$50. bookID # 13126


HUDSON, W. H.; The Naturalist in La Plata. London, J. M. Dent & Co., 1903, , 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; x, 394, [iv, ads] pp, frontis with tissue guard, plates, illus, index, title page printed in red and black as issued, original pictorial green cloth, spine title lettering in gilt, top edge gilted, edge bit rubbed, name on endpaper, very good clean copy.

Payne A5. The first edition was printed in 1,000 copies in 1892. Wood 393: 'charming work'. Hilton 4835. Spain & Spanish America I, 338. The author describes all aspects of nature in the area, including birds, the pampas, animal weapons, mosquito and parasite problems, music and dance, etc, with attractive illustrations.

US$30. bookID # 9201


HUMBOLDT, Alexander de; Researches concerning the Institutions & Monuments of the Ancient Inhabitants of America, with Descriptions & Views of Some of the Most Striking Scenes in the Cordilleras. London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, J. Murray, H. Colburn, 1814, First edition in English, translated from French by Helen Maria Williams, 8vo [22.5 x 14 cm]; 2 volumes in one, iv, 411; [i], 324 pp, 20 plates on 19 sheets including 5 with original hand coloring, each volume with engraved title page and vignette, tables, bibliog, index, list of plates, contemporary cloth, gilt spine title lettering and rules, internal hinge cracked but firm, very slight foxing on few leaves, but a clean unmarked copy, near fine, with a 9-line letter in hand of author & a cut down als address panel with wax seal.

Both the letter and envelope panel are in ink by author and tipped-in to front endpaper. Written in French, Humboldt commends the recipient's lecture and will recommend it to those interested in Italian literature. Sabin 33751. Goodman 622. Welch 161. Field 740. Humboldt was the most influential scientist of his time and traveled widely in Spanish America from 1799-1804. The work describes the geography and ruins he observed in Mexico and Peru and is one of the earliest archaeological works on the Aztec and Inca civilizations, with excellent plates.

US$2450. bookID # 12915


HUMBOLDT, Alexander de; Researches concerning the Institutions and Monuments of the Ancient Inhabitants of America, with Descriptions & Views of Some of the Most Striking Scenes in the Cordilleras. London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown; J. Murray; H. Colburn, 1814, First edition in English, translated from French by Helen Maria Williams, 8vo [22.5 x 14 cm]; 2 volumes in one, iv, 411; [i], 324 pp, 20 plates on 19 sheets including 5 with original hand coloring, each volume with engraved title page and vignette, tables, bibliog, index, list of plates, original paper-covered boards with recent cloth spine, boards worn, title lettering on spine paper labels, name on endpaper, title page & few other page margins lightly foxed, interior is clean & unmarked, duplicate of 6-leaf signature in vol. II.

Sabin 33751. Goodman 622. Welch 161. Field 740. Humboldt was the most influential scientist of his time and traveled widely in Spanish America from 1799-1804. The work describes the geography and ruins he observed in Mexico and Peru and is one of the earliest archaeological works on the Aztec and Inca civilizations, with excellent plates. The engraved title pages have vignettes of Pyramid of Cholula on one and Cotopaxi on other.

US$850. bookID # 13595


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

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

US$140. bookID # 5572


HUTCHINSON, Thomas J.; Buenos Ayres and Argentine Gleanings; with Extracts from a Diary of Salado Exploration in 1862 and 1863. London, Edward Stanford, 1865, First Edition, 8vo [23 x 14.5 cm]; xxi [iii] 321pp [2p, ads], frontis (port), 24 illus, many full-page, 3 folding maps (including large map which is supplied in photocopy in rear pocket), 1 map with 8 cm tear, tables in text, original blind-stamped & gilt cloth with gilt national emblem on cover as issued, light wear, joints rubbed, bottom of list of illustrations supplied in photocopy, interior quite good, sound copy.

Humphreys 1293. Sabin 34089. Welch 9. Jones, South America Rediscovered p. 247. Palau 117335. Spain and Spanish America p. 342. Griffen 5912: "his work is a valuable source for data on trade, agricultural colonies, immigration, and especially on the province of Santiago del Estero." A good description of conditions at the time including economics and politics, geography, the illustrations being engraved by C. W. Sheeres include full-page views of Buenos Aires, Rosario, etc.

US$200. bookID # 12711


HUTCHINSON, Thomas J.; Buenos Ayres and Argentine Gleanings; with Extracts from a Diary of Salado Exploration in 1862 and 1863. London, Edward Stanford, 1865, First Edition, 8vo [23 x 14.5 cm]; xxi [iii] 321pp [2p, ads], frontis (port), 24 illus, many full-page, 3 folding maps (including large map which is supplied in photocopy), 1 map with 8 cm tear, tables in text, original blind-stamped & gilt cloth, rebacked preserving almost all of spine and original boards, old inkstamp erased, corner wear, very good solid copy, presentation copy from the author to British Consul in Callao with his stamp.

Humphreys 1293. Sabin 34089. Welch 9. Jones, South America Rediscovered p. 247. Palau 117335. Spain and Spanish America p. 342. Griffen 5912: "his work is a valuable source for data on trade, agricultural colonies, immigration, and especially on the province of Santiago del Estero." A good description of conditions at the time including economics and politics, geography, the illustrations being engraved by C. W. Sheeres include full-page views of Buenos Aires, Rosario, etc.

US$280. bookID # 6354


HUTCHINSON, Thomas J.; The Parana; with Incidents of the Paraguayan War, and South American Recollections, From 1861 to 1868. London, Edward Stanford, 1868, First edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; xxvii, 424 pp, frontispiece portrait of author, inscribed & signed in the plate, large foldout map partly colored, 8 plates and other illustrations (complete), with the half-title page, original blind-stamped cloth with gilt decoration on front cover, expertly rebacked preserving original spine (except small parts at ends), gilt spine title lettering, light wear at edges, very good copy, sound and solid binding.

Sabin 34090. Humphreys 1571. Extensive travels in Paraguay, Bolivia, Argentina to Brazil, based on the author's experiences. Borba de Moraes 416: "The author was British consul in Rosario. The greater part of this work deals with Argentina and it is very well documented. Of interest to Brazil is the section he wrote while traveling through the battlefields of the Paraguayan War in 1867."

US$400. bookID # 13872


HUTCHINSON, Thomas J.; Two Years in Peru, with Exploration of its Antiquities. London, Sampson Low, Marston, Low & Searle, 1873, First edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; 2 volumes, xxiv, 343; xii, 334, 48 [ads dated October 1873] pp, 2 frontis, folding colored map, plates, plans, panoramic sections, heliotypes, many other illus, original red cloth with decorations in gilt and black, gilt vignette, decorations and title lettering on spine, spine a little faded with some wear at ends, partly unopened, internal hinge cracking but firm, clean very good sound set.

A well-illustrated and detailed description of Peru, its people, customs, antiquities, buildings, etc, based on the author's extensive travels. Three of the plates in the list of illustrations were never issued in this copy or in any of the other copies we have checked but two extra plates are included not in the list. There is a short appendix on the Isthmus Canal. Welch 208. Naylor 300. Humphreys 1608. Spain & Spanish America 342.

US$450. bookID # 8152


IM THURN, Everard F.; Among the Indians of Guiana; Being Sketches Chiefly Anthropologic From the Interior of British Guiana. London, Kegan Paul, Trench & Co,, 1883, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; xvi, 445, 38 [publisher's catalogue] pp, 10 plates including 3 colored plates (chromolithographs), frontis of Macusi Indian in full dancing dress, folding map, 43 other wood-engraved illustrations, index, original red pictorial cloth, decorated in black, gilt title lettering, covers a little worn and faded, spine ends bit frayed, no ownership marks, very good clean copy.

Goodman 625: 'The work of a British ornithologist, who finally dispelled the Lake Parima myth'. Griffin 4879: 'A classic description of the interior of British Guiana in the 1880's: archaeology, anthropology, and natural history. A number of works published about this time deal with the aboriginal population of Guiana. This is the best of them. It marks a new departure, in that West Indian ethnological studies, hitherto inseparable from history, assumed a separate existence and identity'. Welch 53. Not in Field. The illustrations include views of Kaieteur Falls (higher than Niagara and unknown until 1871), portage, engraved rocks, feathered head-dresses, poisoned arrows and many others of Indians and their artifacts, costume, jewelry, musical instruments, bird, etc. The colored plates include feather head-dresses, bird.

US$300. bookID # 13743


ISABELLE, Arsene; Voyage a Buenos-Ayres [Buenos Aires] et a Porto-Alegre, la Band-Oriental, les Missions d'Uraguay et la Province de Rio Grande do Sul de 1830 a 1834, suivi de considerations sur l'etat du commerce Francais a l'exterior, au Brazil et au Rio de la Plata. Havre, J. Morlent, 1835, First edition, and only edition, 8vo [22 x 16 cm]; [i], 618, [iv, subscriber list, errata] pp, 4 lithographed plates including frontis, folding map, later morocco backed boards, gilt spine title lettering & decorations, marbled edges, corners worn, title page repaired with paper, no loss, front endpaper removed, light foxing on some leaves, mostly marginal, ink stain on introduction leaf, good+.

Sabin 35239. Borba de Moreas I, 420: The book 'is full of interest, and is of value concerning its Brazilian section. It is one of the few books of the time which describes journeys across Rio Grande do Sul. The author was a guest of Bompland. . .He also visited the German colony of Sao Leopoldo in Port Alegre and the missions. The work is not easy to find today'. The author traveled through Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Rio do Sol, extensively around the Buenos Aires area. The frontis is view of Buenos Aires from the harbour, the other plates include a gaucho in process of roping a steer, costume plates. The often lacking errata leaf is present. A preliminary leaf has a printing of the author's signature.

US$1600. bookID # 11667


KANE, Joe; Running the Amazon. New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1989, , 8vo [24 x 16.5 cm]; xiv, [iv], 278, [v] pp, illustrations from photos, double-page map, original cloth-backed boards, dj (not price clipped), clean and fine.

A firsthand account of the first expedition to travel the entire length of the 4,200 mile Amazon River, from its source at Mt. Mismi in the Andes of Peru to the Atlantic Ocean.

US$8. bookID # 8542


KERR, John Graham; A Naturalist in the Gran Chaco. New York, Greenwood Press, [1968], First Greenwood edition, first edition was 1950, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; xiii, 235 pp; 24 plates from photos, some two per page, 2 maps including the folding map, index, original cloth with gilt spine title lettering, near fine and quite clean.

Interesting and well-written narrative of two expeditions in South America, the Pilcomayo expedition (Paraguay River area) in 1889-91 and the Lepidosiren expedition in 1896-97. Deals with native peoples (Natokoi and Toba Indians) and their customs, birds, fish, insects, wildlife, conditions, etc, together with the South American lungfish, which is the link between water breathing fish and air breathing land animals. This latter part of the book is a gives insight into a particular problem in the study of evolution and is an absorbing account of field work under appallingly difficult conditions. His account of the Natokoi tribe is important today since at the time of his observations, the tribe was untouched by missionaries and had survived in a state of primitive communal organization.

US$16. bookID # 10835


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


KIRKE, Henry; Twenty-Five Years in British Guiana. London, Sampson Low, Marston & Company, 1898, First edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; xi, 364 pp, frontis (port), plates and illustrations, from photos and drawings, the colored folding map not in the list of illustrations is present, glossary of Creole words, index, original cloth, gilt stamped lettering on front cover and spine, map with tear at stub, head of spine chipped, Olof Liljewalch's bookplate on blank endpaper but otherwise unmarked, a clean very good+ solid copy.

Cundall 1637. Welch 53. The author describes the country in detail, the peoples including Indians, cities, towns, country-side, society, social and living conditions, economy, nature, etc and provides good illustrations. Its one of the few books on the area from this period.

US$150. bookID # 13816


KIRKE, Henry; Twenty-Five Years in British Guiana. London, Sampson Low, Marston & Company, 1898, First edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; xi, 364 pp, frontis (port), plates and illustrations, from photos and drawings, the colored folding map not in the list of illustrations is present, glossary of Creole words, index, original cloth, gilt lettering on front cover & spine, spine very lightly faded but lettering clear, minor foxing on few leaves, map with very short tear at stub but a clean near fine solid copy, cover unworn and fresh, much better than usually found.

Cundall 1637. Welch 53. The author describes the country in some detail, the peoples including Indians, cities, towns, country-side, society, social and living conditions, economy, nature, etc and provides good illustrations. Its one of the few books on the area from this period.

US$400. bookID # 8267


KIRKE, Henry; Twenty-Five Years in British Guiana. London, Sampson Low, Marston & Company, 1898, First edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; xi, 364 pp, frontis (port of author), plates and illustrations from photos and drawings, the colored folding map not in the list of illustrations is present, glossary of Creole words, index, original cloth, gilt stamped lettering on front cover and spine, spine lettering clear, minor foxing on few leaves, map with tear at stub, edges lightly rubbed, but a clean near fine solid copy.

Welch 53. Cundall 1637. The author describes the country in detail, the peoples including Indians, cities, towns, country-side, society, social and living conditions, economy, nature, etc and provides good illustrations. Its one of the few books on the area from this period.

US$250. bookID # 11787


KNOBL, Kuno, Arno Dennig; Tai Ki, To the Point of No Return. Boston, Little, Brown and Company, [1976], First edition in English, 8vo [24 x 17 cm]; [x], 276 pp, plus 84 pages of color illustrations from photos, maps, plans of ship, map endpapers showing route, original cloth, dj (short tears but not price clipped), bookplate on endpaper, near fine in vg dj.

Eight men sailed an authentic replica of a 2,000 year old Chinese junk to prove that ancient mariners once voyaged from east Asia to Central and South America. Translated from the German original with excellent illustrations.

US$4. bookID # 6828


KOEBEL, W. H.; Modern Chile. London, G. Bell & sons, 1913, First Edition, 8vo [21 x 15 cm]; x, 278 pp, frontis, illustrations from photos, folding color map, original cloth, very good+.

US$18. bookID # 2249


KOEBEL, W. H.; Uruguay. London, T. Fisher Unwin, 1911, , 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; 350 pp, frontis, numerous plates from photos, folding map colored in outline, tables, original cloth with gilt emblem on front cover, gilt lettering on spine, top edge gilted, foxed at edge, very good.

A comprehensive treatment covering history, native peoples, customs and manner, cities, towns, pastoral life, climate, natural history, industry, economy, politics, etc.

US$34. bookID # 2852


KORABIEWICZ, Waclaw; Matto Grosso. London, Jonathan Cape, [1954], First edition, translated from Polish by M. A. Michael, 8vo [20.5 x 14 cm]; 238 pp, original blue cloth, spine title lettering, fine and clean in near find dj (price clipped).

A fascinating narrative of the expedition which the author was a part of, to collect birds in the Matto Grosso and Pantanal jungles and rain forests. In the attractively designed dust jacket.

US$35. bookID # 11158


KOSTER, Henry; Travels in Brazil. London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1817, Second edition, the first edition was 1816, 8vo [22.5 x 14 cm]; 2 volumes, x, [ii], 406; iv, 380 pp, 8 fine aquatint plates, 2 folding maps, appendix, later full calf leather with gilt title lettering on red morocco spine labels, edges marbled, leaf with marginal tear, small stain on outer margin of few leaves, else near fine set in handsome binding.

The first edition was published in 1816 based on Koster's extensive travels in the area. His narrative is considered one of the most accurate and useful of all the travel accounts written on the area. Boraba de Moraes 437 (referring to this second edition of 1817): 'a classic work on the North of Brazil. . . greatly esteemed by all. . . In the appendix he transcribes two monographs by Arruda Camara, rare today, which appeared in Rio in 1810'. This appendix is on plants found in Brazil and their uses. The work includes chapters on the native peoples, planters, animals, agriculture, society, festivals, slavery, etc, based on the authors extensive travels. The maps are of the port of Pernambuco and of northern Brazil where the author travelled. A very attractive set.

US$2700. bookID # 11283


KOSTER, Henry; Travels in Brazil. London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1817, Second edition, the first edition was 1816, 8vo [21.5 x 14 cm]; 2 volumes, x, [ii], 406; iv, 380 pp, 8 fine aquatint plates, 2 folding maps, appendix, contemporary marbled boards, half leather, rebacked, gilt title lettering on leather spine labels, gilt spine decorations, corners & edges worn, few small holes at spine hinge, name & small ink stamp on titles, scattered foxing, else clean, very good set.

The first edition was published in 1816 based on Koster's extensive travels in the area. His narrative is considered one of the most accurate and useful of all the travel accounts written on the area. Boraba de Moraes 437 (referring to this second edition of 1817): 'a classic work on the North of Brazil. . . greatly esteemed by all. . . In the appendix he transcribes two monographs by Arruda Camara, rare today, which appeared in Rio in 1810'. This appendix is on plants found in Brazil and their uses. The work includes chapters on the native peoples, planters, animals, agriculture, society, festivals, slavery, etc, based on the authors extensive travels. The maps are of the port of Pernambuco and of northern Brazil where the author travelled.

US$1200. bookID # 13655


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

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

US$600. bookID # 13362


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

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

US$800. bookID # 13853


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

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

US$900. bookID # 12417


LA CONDAMINE, M. de [Charles Marie de (1701-1774)]; Journal du Voyage fait par Ordre du Roi a l'Equateur, servant d'Introduction Historique a la Mesure des Trois Premiers Degres du Meridian. Paris, de L'Imprimerie Royale, 1751, First edition, 4to [25 x 20 cm]; [ii], xxxvi, 280, xv (index) pp, 7 engraved maps, plans and plates including 6 folding, one being fldg table, engraved vignette head-pieces and tail-pieces, contemporary full leather, gilt spine title & design, raised bands, light cover wear, few tiny holes on front joint,marbled endpapers, endpaper labels of Le Chev du Blaisel & B. Mendel, few leaves with light marginal browning, else clean crisp, near fine.

This is the first edition of the account of the great French Scientific Expedition to South America to measure an arc of the meridian at the equator to determine the dimension and shape of the earth. After the scientific measurements done north of the city of Quito in Ecuador, La Condamine then journeyed down the Amazon, being the first to explore that region. His measurements stood the test of time until the advent of GPS showed that the actual equator was somewhat further south, although the original monument and museums north of Quito still advertise themselves as the actual equator. The work includes a detailed plan of the city of Quito and a large map of what is now Ecuador. Hill 169: 'the greatest geographical event of the eighteenth century as regards South America. . . to measure one exact degree of meridian to determine the dimensions and shape of the earth. . . the work occupied eight years'. Sabin 38479. Norman 1250.

US$4200. bookID # 13854


LANNING, J. Frank; Around South America With a Sample Case. Richmond, Williams Printing Co., [1920], First edition, 12mo [21 x 13 cm]; 252 pp, numerous plates from photos, original cloth, very lightly rubbed at edges but a very good+ copy, with an inscription signed by author on endpaper, dated Oct. 12th, 1920..

The author writes an interesting and amusing travel account of his tour around much of South America, in the cities and country-side.

US$15. bookID # 6265


LARSEN, Henry and May Pellaton; Behind the Lianas; Exploration in French Guiana. Edinburgh, London, Oliver and Boyd, [1958], First edition in English, translated from the French, 8vo [21.5 x 15.5 cm]; xxi, 211 pp, 5 color plates including frontis, numerous bw illus, vocabulary of Creole, Caribbean and Tupi words, original blue cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (price clipped.

An interesting description of nature, plant life and the peoples and their customs, myths, legends, living in the French Guiana jungles.

US$20. bookID # 7970


LARSEN, Henry and May Pellaton; Behind the Lianas; Exploration in French Guiana. Edinburgh, London, Oliver and Boyd, [1958], First edition in English, translated from the French, 8vo [21.5 x 15.5 cm]; xxi, 211 pp, 5 color plates including frontis, numerous bw illus, vocabulary of Creole, Caribbean and Tupi words, original blue cloth, spine faded but gilt lettering still visible, bookplate of C. W. A. Dodds, else near fine, clean throughout.

An interesting description of nature and the peoples living in the French Guiana jungles.

US$8. bookID # 6429


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

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

US$140. bookID # 12946


LOHNDORFF, Ernst; The Forest of Fear. London, Souvenir Press, 1956, First edition in English, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; 182 pp, illustrations from photos, original black cloth with gilt spine title lettering, dj (chipped at spine ends, few tears, not price clipped), rear blank endpaper removed, clean, very good.

Subtitled, 'Orchid Hunting in the Green Hell of the Amazon', the author describes a sensational expedition through jungles, from 'the decaying, vice-ridden Amazonian settlement', through the brooding menace of the forest, pursued by 'man-hunting Indians and the treacherous masters of slave plantations, capable of incredible tortures', surviving fever, shrieking storms, wild animals, privations, in pursuit of the treasure of rare orchids, in areas where murderers live by the rule of the knife and buy their pleasure in drink-sodden orgies. A fun read, only a small amount of the book is on orchids.

US$35. bookID # 10408


LORIMER, Joyce (ed); English and Irish Settlement on the River Amazon 1550 - 1646. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1989, First Edition, 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; xv, 499 pp 10 maps, bibliog, original cloth, gilt vignette on front cover, gilt spine title lettering, dj (lightly rubbed), else fine and clean, presentation copy signed by author to David and Alison [Quinn].

Based on new material from English, Portuguese and Spanish archives. The earliest example of Irish colonial projects in the New World. David Quinn was a eminent scholar and writer of numerous Hakluyt Society books. This copy has a loose card from Lorimer, signed Joyce, dated November 1989, to David and Alison, stating 'Anything that is scholarly about this book I learned from you.... . .'.

US$40. bookID # 10206


MACDONALD, Alexander K.; Picturesque Paraguay; Sport, Pioneering, Travel, A Land of Promise, Stock-Raising, Plantation Industries, Forest Products, Commercial Possibilities. London, Charles H. Kelly, [1911], First edition, 8vo [20.5 x 18 cm]; 498, [xiv, ads of local stores, importers, railways, banks, etc] pp, numerous plates from photos, original pictorial blue cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, cover stain, endpaper signature, minor foxing on first few leaves but a clean very good copy.

An interesting work on the commercial possibilities of Paraguay and surrounding countries, including part of Argentina, Parana and Paraguay rivers, economy, resources, sport, agriculture, etc.

US$45. bookID # 11149


MACDONALD, Norman, with an introduction by Rex Stout; The Orchid Hunters; a Jungle Adventure. New York, Farrar & Rinehart, [1939], First edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; xiii, [i], 294 pp, illustrations from photos, original cloth, title lettering on spine and front cover, very good clean copy, unmarked, in dj (quite chipped at edges, rubbed, not price clipped).

Adventures searching for orchids in the jungles of Columbia and Venezuela. An interesting plant hunting book, and fun to read. "For when a man falls in love with orchids, he'll do anything to possess the one he wants. It's like chasing a green-eyed woman or taking cocaine. A sort of madness." (prologue).

US$105. bookID # 10313


MACDONALD, Norman, with an introduction by Rex Stout; The Orchid Hunters; a Jungle Adventure. New York, Farrar & Rinehart, [1939], First edition, first issue, with the FR colophon, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; xiii, [i], 294 pp, illustrations from photos, original cloth, title lettering on cover and spine, the original dj flaps (only) are glued to the endpapers, inkstamp on endpaper of book shop, very good copy, interior clean.

Adventures searching for orchids in the jungles of Columbia and Venezuela. An interesting plant hunting book, and fun to read. "For when a man falls in love with orchids, he'll do anything to possess the one he wants. It's like chasing a green-eyed woman or taking cocaine. A sort of madness." (prologue).

US$130. bookID # 10323


MACDONALD, Norman, with an introduction by Rex Stout; The Orchid Hunters; a Jungle Adventure. London, The Travel Book Club, [1942], , 8vo [21 x 14 cm]; 187, [ii] pp, illustrations from photos, original green cloth, cover edges rubbed, endpaper lightly foxed, but internally clean, overall very good.

Adventures searching for orchids in the jungles of Columbia and Venezuela. An interesting plant hunting adventure in which the author and his friend found and brought back numerous orchids. "For when a man falls in love with orchids, he'll do anything to possess the one he wants. It's like chasing a green-eyed woman or taking cocaine. A sort of madness." (prologue)

US$50. bookID # 10330


MACGILLIVRAY, W.; The Life, Travels and Researches of Baron Humboldt; with a Narrative of Humboldt's most Recent Researches including his Celebrated Journey to the Ural Mountains, and the Caspian Sea, etc.. London, T. Nelson and Sons, 1857, , 12mo [18 x 12 cm]; 418 pages, engraved plates including frontis and views which are new to this edition, where the illustrations list reflects the earlier edition, original blind-stamped blue cloth, gilt spine title lettering and vignette, lightly rubbed, small erasure on endpaper, clean with the original tissue guards for the plates, very good copy.

"Scientist, explorer and diplomat, Humboldt was the last truly Universal Man. He left his name on the maps of five continents, over a thousand places in the world are named after him and even a crater on the moon bears his name." (Douglas Botting). Humboldt explored little known South America, climbing Chimborazo, the highest known mountain, which made him world famous. He collected a mass of data, which laid the foundation of modern physical geography and established the concept of plant geography. On his return he visited the United States where he became friend and advisor to President Jefferson. Later in his life, in his sixties, he traveled to Siberia, the Ural mountains, Caspian Sea, etc. Macgillivray's book was first published in 1832 but this edition was brought up-to-date with Humboldt's later explorations to the period of his death, and extra material added.

US$100. bookID # 10632


MALASPINA, Alejandro; edited by Andrew David, Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, Carlos Novi, Glyndwr Williams; The Malaspina Expedition 1789-1794; Journal of the Voyage by Alejandro Malaspina; Volume I Cadiz to Panama. London, Madrid, The Hakluyt Society; The Museo Naval, 2001, First edition, 8vo [25 x 18 cm]; xcviii, 338 pp, 39 plates including some in color, some full-page, colored frontis portrait of Malaspina, 9 other illustrations, maps, colored portraits, bibliography, endpaper maps showing routes in color, original pictorial gilt cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj, fine, clean, unmarked, as new.

An important expedition sponsored by the Spanish government to map and survey much of the area around the Spanish possessions and to report on the political, economic and defensive state of their colonies. This volume contains Malaspina's journal from July 1789 to December 1790, relates mostly to South America, with descriptions of Montevideo, Puerto Deseado, Port Egmont, Puerto San Carlos, Valparaiso, Callao, Guayaquil, Panama. It includes Mapaspina's introduction to the massive intended work that he never published, and correspondence. Nicely illustrated, including from early sources. Includes an extensive introduction of about 50 pages by Donald Cutter giving a good historical perspective to the expedition.

US$40. bookID # 13582


MARCOY, Paul; Travels in South America, from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean. New York, Scribner, Armstrong & Co., 1875, First American edition, large 4to [31.5 x 23 cm]; 2 volumes, xii, 524; viii, 496 pp, 2 frontispieces, 11 maps on 10 sheets, 525 wood engraved illustrations including full page by E. Riou, with the half-title pages, orig green pictorial gilt cloth, decorated in gilt & black, all edges gilted, gilt title letters, cover edges lightly rubbed, spine ends frayed, inner hinge cracked & repaired, bookplate removed from endpaper, interior is clean and near fine, good cover.

Welch p. 232. Sabin 44508. First published in 1869 in France, and later translated into English, it was a popular work, one of the best illustrated books on South America in the period, based on the author's extensive travels. His travels included through Peru and Amazonian Brazil, the rainforests, indigenous peoples, village life, nature, etc with excellent engraved illustrations throughout.

US$350. bookID # 12280


MARKAM, Clements R.; The Travels of Pedro de Cieza de Leon, A. D. 1532-50, contained in the First Part of His Chronicle of Peru. London, Hakluyt Society, 1864, First edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; 4, 12 [Hakluyt Society catalogue], 438 pp, frontis is foldout partly hand-colored map, backed on linen, orig blue cloth, gilt vignette on front cover, gilt spine lettering partly rubbed but visible, spine faded & worn at ends, bookplate removed from front endpaper, slight foxing on few leaves, map untorn, joint repaired, clean sound copy, vg in good cover.

The ink inscription on the title page by Markham reads, 'Charles C. Bowen with the translator's affectionate regards, Dec 9th, 1864'. This is the 33rd publication of the first series of the Hakluyt Society and includes Markham's translation of the original edition printed in Antwerp in 1554 as well as his detailed 40 page introduction that provides a good historical perspective and biographical details of Cieza de Leon. Markham had become an expert on Peru and on the native peoples there, having researched and written several works on the subject. Cieza de Leon's work provides an important reference of the time. He was the first European to give a name to the avocado and likely the first to write of the potato, which would be introduced to Europe. His was the first account of the Spanish conquest of Peru and provides details on the Incas, their customs, institutions, beliefs, economy, military. He was a sympathetic observer of the Spanish caused carnage and provides a valuable first-hand account of the area and the peoples.

US$600. bookID # 6915


MARKHAM, Clements R,; The Natural & Moral History of the Indies by Father Joseph de Acosta, Reprinted from the English Translated Edition of Edward Grimston 1604, and edited with notes and an Introduction. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1880, First edition thus, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; 2 volumes, xlv, 295; xiii, [295] - 551 pp, index, original blue blind-stamped cloth, gilt vignette, gilt spine title lettering, spines a little faded and bit worn at edges, rear endpaper of volume I pasted down, very good, clean copy.

'It contains an exposition of the ideas of learned men of the sixteenth century on physical geography, and it is one of the leading authorities on the ancient civilizations of Peru and Mexico.. . . The Natural History of Acosta has been much used by subsequent writers on Peru and Mexico.' [Introduction]. Markham provides a good historical introduction to the work. Volume I is devoted to the natural history of the regions with considerable detail. Volume II is on the customs, beliefs, festivals, ceremonies, etc, of the native peoples.

US$700. bookID # 10150


MARKHAM, Clements R.; The Life and Acts of Don Alonzo Enriquez de Guzman, a Knight of Seville, of the Order of Santiago, AD 1518 to 1543; translated from an original & inedited manuscript in the National Library at Madrid, with notes & an introduction by Markham. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1862, First edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; 3, 8 [Hakluyt Society report for 1862], xxv, [ii], 168 pp, illustrations showing the arms of Guzman with engraved headpiece, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt cover vignette, spine title lettering, bookplate removed from endpaper, spine ends a little frayed, interior is clean, near fine.

Cox ii, 289. Based on the original manuscript and first published here, the author describes his 'adventures in Spain, Italy, Sicily, Germany, Flanders, the Balearic Isles and Peru and is one of the very few works in which the feuds of the Pizarros and Amagro are described by an eye witness. . . it had escaped the notice of Prescott and others who have written on Peru' [from the introduction which provides a good historical perspective]. This is from the Hakluyt Society first series, scarce in any condition.

US$300. bookID # 12539


MARKHAM, Clements R.; Travels in Peru and India While Superintending the Collection of Chinchona Plants and Seeds in South America, and their Introduction into India. London, John Murray, 1862, First edition, 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; xviii, 572 pp, 9 plates including frontis (folding genealogical table of the Incas), two folding maps, other illustrations from drwgs, index, contemporary half leather worn, joints cracked and repaired, corner wear, marbled endpapers, interior is clean and fine in good covers.

Welch 209. Humphreys 1607. Spain & Spanish America I, 422. Markham was one of the major contributors in finding the cinchona tree as a cure for malaria, by coordinating a series of British-sponsored missions to South America, including that of Richard Spruce, and because of his political connections became the focus for the search for cinchona. Honigsbaum, The Fever Trail p. 82: 'His genius was to present the plot to steal the seeds and plants from under the noses of the nascent Andean republics not as theft but as philanthropy'. The author describes his travels and adventures in the Andes, finding the cinchona and arranging to have them sent to India, only to have them die in transit. He describes Peru, its people, nature, plants, topography, etc in some detail. The plates include several of plants as well as scenes, buildings, etc.

US$640. bookID # 10742


MARKHAM, Sir Clements; Civil Wars in Peru; The War of Las Salinas by Pedro de Cieza de Leon. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1923, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; xxiv, 304 pp, index, with the errata slip tipped-in a page vii, original blue cloth with gilt vignette on front cover, gilt spine title lettering, signature on endpaper, corners lightly rubbed, near fine clean copy.

Markham, who has written extensively on Peru and provided translations of several important works, here provides a translation of the original work by Pedro de Cieza de Leon who was witness to the events described. The appendices are on events in Quito and New Granada, and an expedition into the mountains and forests eastward of the Andes.

US$85. bookID # 9802


MARKHAM, Sir Clements; Civil Wars of Peru by Pedro de Cieza de Leon; The War of Chupas. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1918, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; xlvii, 386, xxxix [publisher's ads including list of members, publication list] pp, 3 plates of plans, 2 maps on one sheet, bibliog, index, original blue blind-stamped cloth, gilt vignette on covers, gilt spine title lettering, joint lightly rubbed, front free blank endpaper stuck to board, marginal dampstains in outer margins, partly unopened, good sound copy.

Pedro de Cieza de Leon was the most important historian and authority on Peru, but this work was not available until now. Alfred P. Maudslay and B. Glanville Corney provided some editing after Markham's death.

US$70. bookID # 10322


MARKHAM, Sir Clements; The Incas of Peru. London, John Murray, 1912, , 8vo [21.5 x 15 cm]; xvi, 443 pp, 16 illustrations including frontis and 12 plates, large folding colored map at rear, index, original red cloth, gilt spine title lettering, spine end with chip, lightly rubbed, very minor foxing on a few margins and edge of text block, ink name on upper edge, frontis with tissue guard, very good sound condition, interior clean.

An important contribution by an expert and scholar on the Incas, the author was influenced by Prescott's 'Conquest of Peru', published in 1843. Markham describes his visit to Prescott in the preface, some 60 years later, providing interesting insights. With interesting illustrations, mostly from photos.

US$55. bookID # 11382


MAUROIS, Andre, foreword by G. S. Fraser; My Latin-American Diary. London, The Falcon Press, [1953], First edition in English, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; 89 pp, original cloth with gilt spine title lettering, dj (light stain on rear panel, not clipped), near fine in vg dj.

Insightful comments made on the author's visit to Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru and Columbia.

US$18. bookID # 8514


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

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

US$4200. bookID # 12918


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

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

US$1800. bookID # 13082


MAXIMILIAN, Prince; Travels in Brazil, in 1815, 1816 and 1817. London, Sir Richard Phillips, and Co., 1825, , 8vo [22.5 x 14.5 cm]; iv, 111, [i, list of plates] pp, 9 engraved plates including three foldout plates, frontis, new green morocco-backed boards, marbled endpapers, light dampstain in upper corner of first several leaves including frontis, one margin worn, overall a very good solid copy.

Borba d Moraes 545. Sabin 47022 (noting that the Colburn edition of 1820 had only 7 plates). Originally published in German, this is the only part that was translated into English at the time. A classic and early voyage into the jungles of Brazil and Amazonia, with much on the native peoples before the later massive development, on natural history and on jungle adventure.

US$320. bookID # 6211


MAXIMILIAN, Prince; Travels in Brazil, in 1815, 1816 and 1817. London, Sir Richard Phillips, and Co., 1825, , 8vo [21.5 x 14 cm]; iv, 112, [list of plates] pp, 9 engraved plates, of which 4 are in photocopy, including three foldout plates, frontis, later cloth with title lettering on spine paper label, title page with margin worn & small chips, light foxing or soiling on few margins.

Borba d Moraes 545. Sabin 47022 (noting that the Colburn edition of 1820 had only 7 plates). Originally published in German, this is the only part that was translated into English at the time. A classic and early voyage into the jungles of Brazil and Amazonia, with much on the native peoples before the later massive development, on natural history and on jungle adventure.

US$90. bookID # 13550


MAYBURY-LEWIS, David; The Savage and the Innocent. Cleveland and New York, The World Publishing Company, [1965], First edition, 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; 270 pp, 3 maps, illustrations from photos on plates, index, original blue cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, dj (not price clipped, very minor rubbing at lower edge), clean and fine copy.

A narrative of the anthropologist author's living with the Shavante and the Sherente peoples in the Amazon of central Brazil, with this wife and baby son. A fascinating description of these people and their way of life.

US$10. bookID # 11326


MAZIERE, Francis; Expedition Tumuc-Humac. Garden City, NY, Doubleday & Company, 1955, First Edition, 8vo; 249 pp, illustrations from photos, ep maps, original cloth, dj (edgewear), else fine.

The story of 2 men and one woman who were the first whites to cross into this area of Guiana, presents an exciting account of the first contacts with the native people and with the jungle. The jacket design is by Edward Gorey.

US$5. bookID # 1004


MCBRIDE, George McCutchen, foreword by Don Carlos Davila; Chile: Land and Society. New York, American Geographical Society, 1936, First edition, 8vo [21 x 14 cm]; xxii, 408 pp, many photo plates, maps, plans, other illus, bibliog, index, original cloth, small light stain on front cover, else very good solid copy, internally clean and unmarked.

Good overview of all aspects of Chile at that time, including their homes, agriculture, geography, people, etc.

US$5. bookID # 5075


MEE, Margaret, edited by Tony Morrison, Foreword by H. R. H. The Duke of Edinburgh; Margaret Mee; In Search of Flowers of the Amazon Forests; Diaries of an English Artist reveal the beauty of the vanishing rainforest. Suffolk, England, Nonesuch Expeditions, [1988], First edition, 4to [28 x 22 cm]; 302 pp, color frontis, numerous color illustrations from paintings, many full-page, double-page map, other illustrations and photos, glossary, bibliog, index, pictorial endpapers from Mee's painting, original cloth, gilt title lettering, dj, a clean and fine copy of the first printing.

The author (1909-88) traveled to the Amazon area 15 times over a 32 year period, by canoe, on foot and often alone. Her diaries and sketches portray the forests as they have never been viewed before. Her paintings and sketches "could stand without shame in the high company of such masters as Georg Dionysius Ehret and Redoute" (Wilfred Blunt). An important contribution to the botany and wildlife of Amazonia and an interesting description of plant exploration. Mee was a passionate conservationist and devoted her life to recording the diversity and beauty of the Amazon. She was one of the first to protest the destruction still taking place there. Sitwell in Great Flower Books describes her work as: 'exceptional and quite in the tradition of the great eighteenth-century books '. 'Mee was a talented botanical painter and intrepid traveller. . .an exceptional personality' [Oak Spring Flora].

US$120. bookID # 10282


MEE, Margaret, edited by Tony Morrison, Foreword by H. R. H. The Duke of Edinburgh; Margaret Mee; In Search of Flowers of the Amazon Forests; Diaries of an English Artist reveal the beauty of the vanishing rainforest. Suffolk, England, Nonesuch Expeditions, [1988], First edition, 4to [28 x 22 cm]; 302 pp, color frontis, numerous color illustrations from paintings, many full-page, double-page map, other illustrations and photos, glossary, bibliog, index, pictorial endpapers from Mee's painting, original cloth, gilt title lettering, dj, a clean and fine copy of the first printing.

The author (1909-88) traveled to the Amazon area 15 times over a 32 year period, by canoe, on foot and often alone. Her diaries and sketches portray the forests as they have never been viewed before. Her paintings and sketches "could stand without shame in the high company of such masters as Georg Dionysius Ehret and Redoute" (Wilfred Blunt). An important contribution to the botany and wildlife of Amazonia and an interesting description of plant exploration. Mee was a passionate conservationist and devoted her life to recording the diversity and beauty of the Amazon. She was one of the first to protest the destruction still taking place there. Sitwell in Great Flower Books describes her work as: 'exceptional and quite in the tradition of the great eighteenth-century books '. 'Mee was a talented botanical painter and intrepid traveller. . .an exceptional personality' [Oak Spring Flora].

US$55. bookID # 12233


MEE, Margaret, edited by Tony Morrison, Foreword by H. R. H. The Duke of Edinburgh; Margaret Mee; In Search of Flowers of the Amazon Forests; Diaries of an English Artist reveal the beauty of the vanishing rainforest. Suffolk, England, Nonesuch Expeditions, [1989], , 4to [28 x 22 cm]; 302 pp, color frontis, numerous color illustrations from paintings, many full-page, double-page map, other illustrations and photos, glossary, bibliog, index, pictorial endpapers from Mee's painting, original cloth, gilt title lettering, dj (two corners a little torn), otherwise a clean and fine copy in vg dj.

The author (1909-88) traveled to the Amazon area 15 times over a 32 year period, by canoe, on foot and often alone. Her diaries and sketches portray the forests as they have never been viewed before. Her paintings and sketches "could stand without shame in the high company of such masters as Georg Dionysius Ehret and Redoute" (Wilfred Blunt). An important contribution to the botany and wildlife of Amazonia and an interesting description of plant exploration. Mee was a passionate conservationist and devoted her life to recording the diversity and beauty of the Amazon. She was one of the first to protest the destruction still taking place there. Sitwell in Great Flower Books describes her work as: 'exceptional and quite in the tradition of the great eighteenth-century books '. 'Mee was a talented botanical painter and intrepid traveller. . .an exceptional personality' [Oak Spring Flora].

US$50. bookID # 9486


MEE, Margaret, foreword by Roberto Burle Marx, preface by Sir George Taylor; Flowers of the Brazilian Forests. London, The Tryon Gallery in association with George Rainbird, [1968], First edition, limited edition of 500 copies of which this is #350, large folio [53 x 41 cm]; [72 l] pp, 32 fine colored plates, including frontis, from paintings by Mee, each with tissue guard, signed in the plate by Mee, dated 1960s, maps, list of plates, pictorial endpapers, original green morocco-backed boards, bound by Zaehnsdorf, boards with hand marbled paper, gilt spine title lettering & gilt vignette on front, top edge gilted, original clear glassine jacket, original cloth slipcase, clean, fine and bright copy.

A superb production with most attractive plates, including nine of orchids and six of bromeliads, each plate with a descriptive leaf. Margaret Mee (1909-88) traveled to the Amazon area 15 times over a 32 year period, by canoe, on foot and often alone. Her paintings and sketches "could stand without shame in the high company of such masters as Georg Dionysius Ehret and Redoute" (Wilfred Blunt). Mee was a passionate conservationist and devoted her life to recording the diversity and beauty of the Amazon. She was one of the first to protest the destruction still taking place there. Sitwell in Great Flower Books describes her work as: 'exceptional and quite in the tradition of the great eighteenth-century books '. 'Mee's work is of an unusually high order of excellence and in the best tradition of flower painting' [Taylor, director of Royal Botanic Garden of Kew]. 'Mee was a talented botanical painter and intrepid traveller. . .an exceptional personality' [Oak Spring Flora]. One of the plants illustrated was discovered by Mee herself.

US$1900. bookID # 13044


MICHAUX, Henri; Ecuador; A Travel Journal. Seattle, University of Washington Press, [1970], First edition in English, first edition in French was 1929, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; xii, [13]-132 pp, original black cloth, silver spine title lettering, dj (slightly worn at edge, price clipped), fine, clean unmarked copy.

A classic of South American travel narratives, it has been called 'the first wholly modern travel book'. The author, Belgian poet, painter, mystic, writer on mescaline, describes his journey through Panama to Quito and down the Amazon to Iquitos, Peru and Para, Brazil, with much on the mountains and jungle, the native peoples and conditions. The translator provides an extensive introduction.

US$20. bookID # 13423


MICHAUX, Henri; Ecuador; A Travel Journal. Seattle, University of Washington Press, [1970], First edition in English, first edition in French was 1929, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; xii, [13]-132 pp, original black cloth, silver spine title lettering, dj (slightly rubbed at edge, not price clipped), corner of text leaf with slight crease, near fine, clean unmarked copy.

A classic of South American travel narratives, it has been called 'the first wholly modern travel book'. The author, Belgian poet, painter, mystic, writer on mescaline, describes his journey through Panama to Quito and down the Amazon to Iquitos, Peru and Para, Brazil, with much on the mountains and jungle, the native peoples and conditions. The translator provides an extensive introduction.

US$18. bookID # 13049


MICHENER, Carroll K.; Heirs of the Incas. New York, Minton, Balch & Company, 1924, First edition, 8vo [21.5 x 15 cm]; [xii], 287 pp, 12 plates from photos, including frontis, original cloth, cover slightly soiled but a very good sound copy.

Travels in Peru and Bolivia with the author's observation on Indian life.

US$9. bookID # 5929


MILLER, Leo E.; In the Wilds of South America; Six Years of Exploration in Columbia, Venezuela, British Guiana, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay, and Brazil. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1918, First edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; xiv, 424 pp, color frontis, numerous illustrations from photos, 2 maps (1 folding, and showing route in red), index, original pictorial cloth, gilt lettering, light edge wear, internal hinge cracked and repaired, endpaper bookplate, interior is clean, very good, inscribed & signed by author, dated Nov. 22, 1918 on endpaper.

Based on 6 years of continuous exploration in most countries of South America, the author describes his travels, some of it as part of various expeditions, through forests, on rivers, mountains, and coasts, with details on all aspects of natural history, flora, native peoples and their customs and extensive and interesting illustrations. Welch p. 11. Goodman 854: 'This very interesting narrative contains 70 good illustrations. Chapters 13-16 cover the Roosevelt-Rondon expedition of 1913-1914.' Signed copies are rarely found.

US$68. bookID # 13749


MILLICAN, Albert; Travels and Adventures of an Orchid Hunter; An Account of Canoe and Camp Life in Colombia, while Collecting Orchids in the Northern Andes. London, Cassell & Company, 1891, First edition, 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; xv, 222, [xv, publisher's ads dated 9/91] pp, color lithographed (chromolithograph) frontis of Cattleya Mendelii, 21 other plates including foldout panorama of Bogot , from photos & drwgs, many other illus, half title page, original pictorial gilt cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover with gilt flowers and border, cover faded in parts, spotted, very light dampstain in first 30 pages, mostly to outer edge, inscribed on half-title page, good sound copy.

A narrative of the author's extensive travels in Colombia over a four year period, including five expeditions, with excellent illustrations, mainly by the author's photos, with other illustrations by Gustave Guggenheim, including photos of Odontoglossum Crispum, Miltonia Vexillaria, etc. Most of the illustrations are of views, portraits, jungles, camp, cities, including Carthagena, Bogot , native peoples. Probably the best book on botanical exploration of Colombia of the time. Naylor 315.

US$440. bookID # 12486


MILLICAN, Albert; Travels and Adventures of an Orchid Hunter; An Account of Canoe and Camp Life in Colombia, while Collecting Orchids in the Northern Andes. London, Cassell & Company, 1891, First edition, 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; xv, 222, [xv, publisher's ads dated 9/91] pp, color lithographed (chromolithograph) frontis of Cattleya Mendelii, 21 other plates including foldout panorama of Bogot , from photos & drwgs, many other illus, half title page, original pictorial gilt cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover with gilt flowers and border, spine faded, edges rubbed, very good copy, interior clean and unmarked.

A narrative of the author's extensive travels in Colombia over a four year period, including five expeditions, with excellent illustrations, mainly by the author's photos, with other illustrations by Gustave Guggenheim, including photos of Odontoglossum Crispum, Miltonia Vexillaria, etc. Most of the illustrations are of views, portraits, jungles, camp, cities, including Carthagena, Bogot , native peoples. Probably the best book on botanical exploration of Colombia of the time. Naylor 315.

US$650. bookID # 11177


MINTA, Stephen; Aguirre; The Re-creation of a Sixteenth Century Journey Across South America. New York, Henry Holt Company, [1994], First edition, 8vo [21.5 x 14.5 cm]; [xii], 244 pp, 3 maps, including double-page showing route, bibliography, index, original pictorial boards, spine title lettering, near fine and clean in dj (tears, section of rear panel lacking, not price clipped).

Based on original sources and his own filling in the gaps, the author retraces the route of Lope de Aguirre in the sixteenth century through Colombia, Venezuela, up the Amazon through Brazil and into Peru, where he travels extensively reaching Cuzco. Aguirre had become a rebel and traitor to Spain and travelled with a large fighting force, which found a violent end.

US$4. bookID # 13052


MINTA, Stephen; Aquirre; The Re-creation of a Sixteenth Century Journey Across South America. New York, Henry Hold and Company, [1994], First American edition, 8vo [21.5 x 14.5 cm]; [xii], 244 pp, 2 maps including double-page showing routes, bibliog, index, original pictorial gilt boards, dj (not price clipped, small chip, tear), fine in good jacket.

A narrative of the author's travels in from Manaus, Brazil, through Amazonia and Peru where he re-constructed Lope de Aguirre's expedition of 1560 to find El Dorado, it being the largest expedition ever mounted in Spanish Peru.

US$5. bookID # 11976


MOLLIEN, G.; Travels in the Republic of Colombia in the Years 1822 and 1823. London, C. Knight, 1824, First edition in English, translated from French first edition of the same year, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; iv, 460 pp, engraved view plate frontis 'Bridge of Hide Ropes over the River La Plata', folding engraved map of Colombia (tear), with additional folding engraved map not called for (see below), contemporary half calf and marbled boards, gilt title lettering on leather spine label, gilt spine decorative design, edges rubbed, bookplate removed from endpaper, internal hinge weak but holding, interior clean and near fine in very good cover.

Palau 175295. Sabin 49918. Abbey Travel 717. Griffen 3699. A narrative of the author's travels with descriptions of people, government, finance, living conditions, customs, revolt, climate, slavery, religion, housing, etc, including much on Bogota, travels on Magdalena River, Rio Negro, Honda, Rio Seco, journey to the province of Socorro, Carthagena, Popayan Guaduas, Chagauani, San Juan, Tambo del Ovo, town of Panama, Paramos, Gorgona, Chagres, and others. This copy has a folding engraved map on rear endpaper, 'A General Map of South America, Drawn from the Best Sources', by John Russell, published London 1794 (tear at stub repaired with tape), a detailed map showing rivers, towns, mountain ranges. This map was added by a previous owner.

US$750. bookID # 12985


MORTIMER, W. Golden; Peru, History of Coca 'The Divine Plant' of the Incas with an Introductory Account of the Incas and of the Andean Indians of Today. New York, J. H. Vail & Company, 1901, First edition, thick 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; xxxi, 576 pp, frontis, 178 illustrations, index, bibliog, glossary, original pictorial gilt cloth, gilt spine title lettering, slight shelf wear at lower edge, a near fine copy, clean throughout.

Hilton 6944. Waller 15626. Garrison Morton 2040.1: 'The most comprehensive work on the coca plant and the history of its use by the Incas and their descendants'. The work has much on the history and botany of Coca, a description of the regions where it is produced, production and products of the Coca leaf, alkaloids, influence of Coca on energy and nervous system, physiology, adaptation of coca to voice production, the dietetic influence of Coca, all in the context of the history of Peru and its peoples, the Incas, etc. There are detailed appendices on investigations of coca on physiology, therapeutic applications, food uses of coca, preparations. Excellent illustrations, many from early sources, artifacts, views, art, botanical, etc.

US$400. bookID # 11425


MOZANS, H. J. [pseud. of John Augustine Zahm]; Up the Orinoco and Down the Magdalena; Following the Conquistadors. New York and London, D. Appleton and Company, 1920, , 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; xvii, 439, [vi, publisher's ads], frontis, photo plates, map showing route, other illustrations in text, bibliog, index, original blue cloth with gilt title lettering on front cover and spine, top edge gilted, part of spine and edge of front cover a bit lightened from stain, owner's name on endpaper, else very clean internally, overall very good solid copy.

Travels in the less frequented parts of Venezuela and Columbia, with much on the jungle trails, the native peoples, towns, nature, etc. Welch 259. Spain and Spanish America 751. Goodman 882: 'An account of his explorations in Venezuela and Columbia, follwoing the Orinoco-Meta-Magdalena route.'

US$55. bookID # 6965


MOZANS, H. J. introduction by Theodore Roosevelt; Following the Conquistadores; Along the Andes and Down the Amazon. New York and London, D. Appleton and Company, 1912, , 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; xx, 542 pp, frontis and illustrations from photos on plates, map showing author's route, bibliog, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, top edge gilted, internal hinge cracked but firm, endpaper signature, cover lightly rubbed, interior is clean and very good.

The author wrote an earlier book on Venezuela and Columbia, entitled 'Up the Orinoco and Down the Magdalena; Following the Conquistadors'. He continues following the conquistadores in this sequel, through Peru, Ecuador and western Bolivia around Lake Titicaca and into Amazonia, via Iquitos, up the Amazon past Manaos as far as Para at the river's mouth. He wrote later books including Through South America's southland on Roosevelt's expeditions, also in the following the conquistadors's series. Spain & Spanish America I, 751. Mozans was the pseud. for John Augustus Zahm.

US$45. bookID # 12249


MULHALL, M. G. & E. T.; Handbook of Brazil; [together with:] Journey to Matto Grosso; [together with:] Rio Grande do Sul and its German Colonies. Buenos Ayres; London, The Standard; Longmans, Green and Co., 1877, 1870,, First editions, 12mo [19 x 13 cm]; 3 volumes bound in one, 8, 232, [iv]; 67; vii, 202, [xxi, ads incl of hotels] pp, 12 plates including 4 folding, tables, original green pictorial gilt cloth, gilt spine title lettering, minor rubbing on edge, light mark on spine, small light inkstamp on spine, interior is clean and unmarked, endpaper bookplate of Joseph Carolin, very good+ sound copy.

Three original editions bound together. On the third work, Borba de Moreas 601: 'He gives a detailed account of the German colony. Its is one of the best books on Rio Grande and colonization'. Welch 43. Mulhall was the owner of the Standard, an English newspaper in Buenos Aires. Nice plates of views, buildings, people, etc. Quite scarce.

US$650. bookID # 13774


MULHALL, M. G. & E. T.; Handbook of the River Plate Republics; comprising Buenos Ayres and the Provinces of the Argentine Republic and the Republics of Uruguay and Paraguay. London, Buenos Ayres, Edward Stanford; M. G. & E. T. Mulhall, 1875, First edition with this title but originally published in 1869 with another title, thick 8vo [19.5 x 14 cm]; vii, 432, [i, ad of author's other book], 46 [ads] pp, 3 maps and plans of which 2 are folding, including folding of Montevideo, plan of Buenos Aires, railway map, tables, original blue pictorial gilt cloth, expertly rebacked preserving original cloth spine and boards, new endpapers, lightly rubbed, very good+ sound and tight copy.

Welch 11. Naylor 138. Sabin 51268. This is regarded as the first book published in English in South America, greatly expanded from the first edition of 1869. It was a useful handbook for anyone doing business in the region, containing financial, business and much other information, including statistics. It includes 46 pages of fascinating advertisements, some illustrated. There is a short chapter on the Falkland Islands. Each of the editions of this book contains different material from previous editions.

US$250. bookID # 12896


MULHALL, M. G. & E. T.; Handbook of the River Plate Republics; comprising Buenos Ayres and the Provinces of the Argentine Republic and the Republics of Uruguay and Paraguay. London, Buenos Ayres, Edward Stanford; M. G. & E. T. Mulhall, 1875, First edition with this title but originally published in 1869 with another title, thick 8vo [19.5 x 14 cm]; vii, 432, [i, ad of author's other book], 46 [ads] pp, 3 maps and plans of which 2 are folding, including folding of Montevideo, plan of Buenos Aires, railway map, tables, original green pictorial gilt cloth, gilt spine title lettering, few small spots on cover, bit rubbed, gilt bright, internal hinge cracked but firm, name on endpaper, very good.

Welch 11. Naylor 138. Sabin 51268. This is regarded as the first book published in English in South America, greatly expanded from the first edition of 1869. It was a useful handbook for anyone doing business in the region, containing financial, business and much other information, including statistics. It includes 46 pages of fascinating advertisements. There is a short chapter on the Falkland Islands. Each of the editions of this book contains different material from previous editions.

US$256. bookID # 12895


MULHALL, M. G. & E. T.; Handbook of the River Plate; Comprising Buenos Ayres, The Upper Provinces, Banda Oriental, and Paraguay. Buenos Ayres, Standard Printing Office, 1869, First edition, large 8vo [24 x 17 cm]; xvi, 192, 160, 200, 8 [ads for banks and insurance companies] pp, tables, original cloth-backed boards, with gilt spine title lettering, covers worn, joints split, front endpaper torn, lightly foxed, a good copy.

Welch 11. Sabin 51268. The title page indicates volume I, but only volume I was published. There were later editions. This book is regarded as the first book published in English in South America. It became a useful handbook for anyone doing business in the region, containing financial, business and much other information, including statistics. Fascinating advertising at end.

US$240. bookID # 7025


MULHALL, M. G. & E. T.; Handbook of the River Plate; Comprising Buenos Ayres, The Upper Provinces, Banda Oriental, and Paraguay. Buenos Ayres, Standard Printing Office, 1869, First edition, large 8vo [25.5 x 17 cm]; xvi, 192, 160, 200, 40 [ads for banks, insurance companies, steamboats, agriculture, spirits, etc, with illus] pp, tables, later cloth, gilt spine title lettering, small ink stain on title page margin, lightly foxed on outer edge of text block, very good sound copy.

Welch 11. Sabin 51268. The title page indicates volume I, but only volume I was published. There were later editions, mostly in smaller format. This book is regarded as the first book published in English in South America. It became a useful handbook for anyone doing business in the region, containing financial, business and much other information, including statistics. Fascinating advertising at end of book.

US$350. bookID # 12704


MULHALL, M. G. & E. T.; Handbook of the River Plate; Comprising The Argentine Republic, Uruguay, and Paraguay. Buenos Ayres, M. G. & E. T. Mulhall, 1885, fifth edition, thick 8vo [18.5 x 13.5 cm]; x, [i, errata page], 732, 85 [ads from commercial companies, mainly Argentinean] pp, 6 folding maps (one with tear], tables, index, directories of main cities, original green cloth, gilt decoration on front cover, spine gilt title lettering, edges bit rubbed, else a near fine copy.

Welch 11. Naylor 138. Sabin 51268. This is regarded as the first book published in English in South America, greatly expanded from the first edition of 1869. It was a useful handbook for anyone doing business in the region, containing financial, business and much other information, including statistics. It includes 85 pages of fascinating advertisements, some illustrated. Also, there is a directory of thousands of names and addresses for the main cities, including Buenos Aires, Rosario, the provinces, Tucuman, Montevideo. There is a short chapter on the Falkland Islands. Each of the editions of this book contains different material from previous editions.

US$230. bookID # 7026


MULHALL, M. G. & E. T.; Handbook of the River Plate; Comprising The Argentine Republic, Uruguay, and Paraguay. Buenos Ayres, M. G. & E. T. Mulhall, 1885, fifth edition, thick 8vo [18.5 x 13.5 cm]; x, [i, errata page], 732, 85 [ads from commercial companies, mainly Argentinean] pp, 6 folding maps (one with tear], tables, index, directories of main cities, original green cloth, gilt decoration on front cover, spine gilt title lettering, edgewear, front hinge cracked but firm, very good, clean and complete copy.

Welch 11. Naylor 138. Sabin 51268. This is regarded as the first book published in English in South America, greatly expanded from the first edition of 1869. It was a useful handbook for anyone doing business in the region, containing financial, business and much other information, including statistics. It includes 85 pages of fascinating advertisements. Also, there is a directory of thousands of names and addresses for the main cities, including Buenos Aires, Rosario, the provinces, Tucuman, Montevideo. There is a short chapter on the Falkland Islands. Each of the editions of this book contains different material from previous editions.

US$200. bookID # 12894


MULHALL, M. G. & E. T.; Handbook of the River Plate; Comprising The Argentine Republic, Uruguay, and Paraguay, with a railway map. Buenos Ayres, M. G. & E. T. Mulhall, 1892, sixth edition, 8vo [ 18.5 x 13 cm]; [iv], 686, 80 [ads, with illustrations and index] pp, double-page railway map, plan of Buenos Aires, tables, index, original red cloth with gilt cover emblem, gilt spine title lettering, spine lightly faded but lettering clear, very good+, clean and unmarked copy.

Welch 11. Naylor 138. Sabin 51268. This is regarded as the first book published in English in South America, greatly expanded from the first edition of 1869 and brought up to date. It was a useful handbook for anyone doing business in the region, containing financial, business and much other information, including statistics. It includes 80 pages of fascinating advertisements, some illustrated. There is a short chapter on the Falkland Islands. Each of the editions of this book contains different material from previous editions. This is the first printing with the railway map.

US$310. bookID # 12898


MULHALL, M. G. & E. T.; Handbook of the River Plate; Comprising The Argentine Republic, Uruguay, and Paraguay, with a railway map. Buenos Ayres, M. G. & E. T. Mulhall, 1892, sixth edition, 8vo [ 18.5 x 13 cm]; [iv], 686, 80 [ads, with illustrations and index] pp, double-page railway map, plan of Buenos Aires, tables, index, original red cloth with gilt cover emblem, gilt spine title lettering, nicely rebacked preserving the spine and boards, endpaper worn & with name, lightly foxed at outer edge of text block, paper of ads is lightly aged, very good, clean copy.

Welch 11. Naylor 138. Sabin 51268. This is regarded as the first book published in English in South America, greatly expanded from the first edition of 1869 and brought up to date. It was a useful handbook for anyone doing business in the region, containing financial, business and much other information, including statistics. It includes 80 pages of fascinating advertisements, some illustrated. There is a short chapter on the Falkland Islands. Each of the editions of this book contains different material from previous editions. This is the first edition with the railway map.

US$240. bookID # 12897


MULLER, Karin; Along the Inca Road; A Woman's Journey into an Ancient Empire. Washington, Adventure Press; National Geographic, 2000, First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 15.5 cm]; [vi], 295, [i] pp, frontis map, colored plates from photos, original cloth-backed boards, spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped), fine, clean and unmarked.

Travels in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Chile of over 3,1000 miles, in six months, travelling on rooftop of buses, mule, motorbike, skirts land mines, fights bulls, investigates shaman's rites, travels Death Highway after dark, meets fascinating people, etc.

US$5. bookID # 13520


MURATORI, M.; Relation des Missions du Praguai, traduite de l'Italien. Paris, La Societe Catholique des Bons Livres, 1826, First edition in French, 16mo [17.5 x 10.5 cm]; [iv], 302 pp, contemporary boards, gilt rules and gilt lettering on spine red leather label, edges rubbed, very good, quite clean.

The last 59 pages are Lettres du P. Gaetan Cattaneo, missionare de la Compagnie de Jesus, A. M. Joseph Cattaneo, which are letters from Buenos Airs dated 1729 and on.

US$120. bookID # 10943


NARANJO, Nemesio Garcia, translated by Calle Wheaton Esteva; Venezuela and Its Ruler. New York, Carranza & Co., [1927], First edition, 8vo [21 x 14 cm]; 174 pp, with numerous mounted plates, some are portraits, original cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, gilt emblem on cover, with the original ribbon bookmark, fine condition, clean, with an inscription on endpaper signed by translator.

An interesting narrative including much on the geography, economy, politics, etc of Venezuela.

US$30. bookID # 12089


NILES, Blair; A Journey in Time; Peruvian Pageant. Indianapolis, New York, The Bobbs-Merrill Company, [1937], First edition, 8vo [23.5 16 cm]; 311 pp, 28 plates from photos including frontis, foldout map, index, original orange cloth, black decoration, gilt title lettering on front cover and spine, slight fading of the spine, signature on endpaper, else near fine solid and clean copy.

The author travelled extensively in Peru to research her novel and provided a detailed picture of Peru at the time with references to its history.

US$5. bookID # 6588


NILES, John M. [published anonymously]; A View of South-America and Mexico, comprising their History, the Political Condition, Geography, Agriculture, Commerce &c of the Republics of Mexico, Guatemala, Columbia, Peru, the United Provinces of South America and Chile with a Complete History. . .. New York, H. Huntington, Jr, 1825, First edition, 12mo [19 x 11 cm]; two volumes in one, each with a title-page, [iv], 223; 263 pp, frontis in photocopy (portrait of Simon Bolivar), table of populations of Central American countries, contemporary full calf, gilt decorated spine and title lettering, rubbed, blank rear endpaper lacking, light foxing, good.

Welch p. 12, listing only the 1826 and 1827 editions. Sabin 99547. Shaw 21697. Howes N156 lists only the 1837 edition. The title says it all, but this is also the first major description of the South American revolutions to appear in the US. The author was a senator for Connecticut.

US$50. bookID # 11392


NUNEZ DE PINEDA Y BASCUNAN, Francisco; The Happy Captive. London, The Folio Society, 1977, , 8vo [22.5 x 14.5 cm]; 154, [i] pp, engraved vignette title page, numerous illustrations from drwgs, endpaper maps, original pictorial cloth, leather backed boards, spine title lettering in gilt, fine and clean in original slipcase (a little worn at edge).

Travels, adventures and history in Chile in the seventeenth century, relations with the Arauco, etc. Translated from Spanish by William C. Atkinson who provides a fascinating introduction. Beautiful vinyl-cut illustrations by John Lawrence.

US$10. bookID # 11811


O'HANLON, Redmond; In Trouble Again; a Journey Between the Orinoco and the Amazon. New York, Atlantic Monthly Press, [1988], First American Edition, 8vo [23 x 17 cm]; [xiv], 272 pp, illustrations by Jane Cope, plates from photos, map, bibliog, index, original half cloth and bds, silver spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped), fine.

The author of the successful "Into the Heart of Borneo", and the more recent, "Congo Journey", "Show No Mercy", and was natural history editor of the Times Literary Supplement, offers his well written, interesting and humorous account of Amazon travel in Venezuela, during a four month expedition, with encounters with aboriginal peoples (Yanomami), their drug of choice (yoppa), animals, nature. The author refers to previous explorers including Humboldt, Wallace and Bates, and graphically describes the hazards and dangers of the jungle. He is now recognized as one of the best modern travel writers.

US$25. bookID # 9439


OLSEN, Fred; foreword by George Kubler, introduction by Irving Rouse; On the Trail of the Arawaks. Norman, University of Oklahoma, [1974], First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 16 cm]; xix, 408 pp, 136 illustrations including color, plates, from photos and drwgs, 16 maps including double-page, bibliog, index, original cloth, spine title lettering, dj (lightly rubbed at edge, not price clipped), clean and fine, presentation copy signed & dated by author.

The author describes the Sarawak people as one of the most advanced people of the New World and traveled widely to many of their archaeological sites from Antigua, Saladero, Guadeloupe, St. Vincent, Puerto Rico, Trinidad, Colombia, Peru, along the Orinoco, etc, collecting their artifacts, and describing their way of life, including ball games played with rubber ball, cultivation and use of manioc, etc, and traces their origin. This copy has a loose extract article from the New Haven Register, 1968, on Olsen and his Arawak collection with color photographs.

US$60. bookID # 10595


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

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

US$70. bookID # 9157


OSBORNE, Harold; Indians of the Andes; Aymaras and Quechuas. London, Routledge & Kegan Paul, [1952], First edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; xiii, 266, [xii, ads] pp, 30 illustrations from photos on plates, 2 maps, bibliog, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, clean and fine copy in dj (spine a little darkened and bit chipped at end, not price clipped).

A detailed history of these two indigenous nations, covering Peru and Bolivia. The languages of both groups are spoken widely in the area today, being official languages of those nations. Includes archaeology, Incas, who spoke Quechua, relationship to Spanish, etc, and an interesting appendix on Coca and its uses

US$15. bookID # 12227


PAEZ, Don Ramon; Wild Scenes in South America; or, Life in the Llanos of Venezuela. New York, Charles Scribner, 1862, First edition, 8vo [20.5 x 13.5 cm]; x, 502 pp, 34 illustrations including 10 plates including frontis (mostly tinted lithographs, some wood engraved), other illustrations including full-page (complete), original cloth with gilt vignette and gilt spine title lettering faded, rear joint torn, spine ends chipped, spine with small hole repaired, interior is clean, unmarked and near fine in good cover.

The author, who mentions his meeting with Charles Waterton in England where he received his education, travelled widely in Venezuela, describing nature, the peoples, customs, etc. The plates include a jaguar, view of Caracas, scenes with horses, etc. Welch 257 (citing the 2nd edition). Sabin 58140. There were various later printings, some under different titles, but the later editions had fewer or no plates.

US$220. bookID # 12698


PAEZ, Don Ramon; Wild Scenes in South America; or, Life in the Llanos of Venezuela. New York, Charles Scribner, 1862, First edition, 8vo [20.5 x 13.5 cm]; x, 502 pp, 34 illustrations including 10 plates including frontis (mostly tinted lithographs, some wood engraved), other illustrations including full-page (complete), original cloth with gilt vignette and gilt spine title lettering (dull but visible), rear joint torn, ink name on front endpaper, overall very good with only light foxing on few leaves, else clean.

The author, who mentions his meeting with Charles Waterton in England where he received his education, travelled widely in Venezuela, describing nature, the peoples, customs, etc. The plates include a jaguar, view of Caracas, scenes with horses, etc. Welch 257 (citing the 2nd edition). Sabin 58140. There were various later printings, some under different titles, but the later editions had fewer or no plates.

US$250. bookID # 7384


PAGE, P. K.; Brazilian Journal. Toronto, Lester & Orpen Dennys, [1987], , 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; [xii], 241 pp, color and black and white illustrations from drawings, most full-page, map of Brazil, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, with title lettering on spine and front cover, slight cover wear, name, very good, interior is clean.

The poet author and her husband, Arthur Irwin, ambassador to Brazil, spent several years there in the 1950s, and provides a charming, funny and beautifully written view of life and travel in a Brazil that has rapidly changed since.

US$8. bookID # 13467


PALGRAVE, W. G.; Dutch Guiana. London, Macmillan and Co., 1876, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; vii, 264 pp, folding hand colored map of Dutch Guiana, Surinam, folding street plan of Paramaribo, capital of Surinam, showing numerous buildings, market, sites, etc, index, original green cloth, gilt spine title lettering, tiny tear at spine end, interior hinge cracked but firm, minor foxing on few leaves, interior clean and unmarked, an unopened copy, very good sound and solid.

Welch 124. Cundall 1722. The author, who previously wrote A Year's Journey Through Central and Eastern Arabia, describes the topography, the coast, the capital, rivers, Cottica, Bush Negroes, Munnickendam, the colony, etc, with much on overall conditions and people of Dutch Guiana, now called Surinam, which the author calls a "Creole paradise".

US$260. bookID # 13755


PALGRAVE, W. G.; Dutch Guiana. London, Macmillan and Co., 1876, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; vii, 264 pp, folding hand colored map of Dutch Guiana, Surinam (4 cm tear at fold), folding street plan of Paramaribo, capital of Surinam, showing numerous buildings, market, sites, etc, index, original green cloth, gilt spine title lettering, spine a little rubbed, neat repair at spine end, interior clean and unmarked, a very good sound and solid copy.

Welch 124. Cundall 1722. The author, who previously wrote A Year's Journey Through Central and Eastern Arabia, describes the topography, the coast, the capital, rivers, Cottica, Bush Negroes, Munnickendam, the colony, etc, with much on overall conditions and people of Dutch Guiana, now called Surinam, which the author calls a "Creole paradise".

US$220. bookID # 12637


PEARSE, Arno; Brazilian Cotton, being the Report of the Journey of the International Cotton Mission through the Cotton States of Sao Paulo, Minas, Geraes, Bahia, Alagoas, Sergipe, Pernambuco, Parahyba, Rio Grande do Norte. Manchester, International Federation of Master Cotton Spinner's & Manufacturers, [1923], , 8vo [24.5 x 16 cm]; 236, xxviii [ads with illustrations] pp, frontis, 10 maps including colored, folding, chart, numerous illustrations & plates from photos, tables, index, original cloth-backed pictorial boards, title on spine and cover, endpaper slightly darkened in part, edge lightly rubbed, interior is clean and fine in very good cover.

A detailed account of the journey with emphasis on cotton and cotton production but in context of conditions and life in areas visited. Fascinating illustrations including illustrations of cotton-making machines, some being in ads at end, scenery, activities, etc. This is a companion volume to 'Cotton in North Brazil, being the Report of the Journey through the States of Ceara, Maranhao and Para together with a Synopsis of the whole of Brazil's Cotton Potentialities', covering different parts of Brazil.

US$130. bookID # 12012


PEARSE, Arno; Cotton in North Brazil, being the Report of the Journey through the States of Ceara, Maranhao and Para together with a Synopsis of the whole of Brazil's Cotton Potentialities. Manchester, International Federation of Master Cotton Spinner's & Manufacturers, [1923], First edition, 8vo [24.5 x 16 cm]; 130, xxviii [ads with illustrations] pp, frontis (portrait), 3 maps including 2 folding, one being colored, numerous illustrations & plates from photos, tables including foldout, index, original cloth-backed pictorial boards, title on spine and cover, endpaper slightly darkened in part, a very fine and clean, unmarked copy.

A detailed account of the journey with emphasis on cotton and cotton production but in context of conditions and life in areas visited. Fascinating illustrations including illustrations of cotton-making machines, some being in ads at end, scenery, activities, etc.

US$190. bookID # 11946


PEARSE, Arno; Cotton in North Brazil, being the Report of the Journey through the States of Ceara, Maranhao and Para together with a Synopsis of the whole of Brazil's Cotton Potentialities. Manchester, International Federation of Master Cotton Spinner's & Manufacturers, [1923], First edition, 8vo [24.5 x 16 cm]; 130, xxviii [ads with illustrations] pp, frontis (portrait), 3 maps including 2 folding, one being colored, numerous illustrations & plates from photos, tables including foldout, index, original cloth-backed pictorial boards, title on spine and cover, endpaper slightly darkened in part, light edge-wear, a bit of corner of endpaper cut off, couple of leaves a little foxed, very good sound copy with the loose compliments of publisher slip.

A detailed account of the journey with emphasis on cotton and cotton production but in context of conditions and life in areas visited. Fascinating illustrations including illustrations of cotton-making machines, some being in ads at end, scenery, activities, etc. This is a companion volume to 'Brazilian Cotton, being the Report of the Journey of the International Cotton Mission through the Cotton States of Sao Paulo, Minas, Geraes, Bahia, Alagoas, Sergipe, Pernambuco, Parahyba, Rio Grande do Norte', with different illustrations and content, covering different parts of Brazil.

US$140. bookID # 11947


PEIXOTTO, Ernest; Pacific Shores from Panama. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1913, First Edition, 8vo; xiv, 285 pp, frontis, numerous plates, ep maps, original pictorial cloth, gilt, slight edgewear, light spotting on spine, spine ends bit frayed, still a bright copy, elaborate gilt pictorial cover, top edge gilted, good, internally very good.

Travels from Panama largely to Peru including Lake Titicaca, with a short trip to Bolivia. An attractive and well produced book.

US$12. bookID # 3991


PRADO, Mariano Pena and Jose Gabriel Cosio [second work]; Un Viaje al Sur del Peru [A Trip to the South of Peru]; [together with] El Cuzco Historico y Monumental. Lima and Cuzco, Editorial Incazteca, 1933, 1924, First editions, 12mo [17.5 x 12.5 cm]; 2 works bound in one volume, [vi], 60, [i, index]; 119, [i] pp, 5 plates in the second work, including 2 folding, leather-backed boards, gilt spine title lettering, marbled endpapers, tiny light and barely perceptible blind-stamp of previous owner in title margin, small hole in inside margin of some leaves of first work, very good or better.

Two works on southern Peru, the fist by Prado, historian, travelled from Lima, Arequipa, Puno and especially in and around Cuzco, with observations on conditions, indigenous peoples (los Quechuas), etc. The second work, gives a notice of the recently discovered Machu Picchu by Bingham, and describes other Incan and pre-Incan structures and sites in and around Cuzco. Two early works (in Spanish) providing a picture of southern Peru before tourists discovered the area and prior to the recent development.

US$45. bookID # 12430


PREMIUM, Barton; Eight Years in British Guiana; the Journal of a Residence in That Province, from 1840 to 1848, Inclusive; with Anecdotes & Incidents Illustrating the Social Condition of its Inhabitants ; & the Opinions on the State and Prospects of Our Sugar Colonies. London, Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans, 1850, First edition, 8vo [23 x 14 cm]; xiii, [9]-305 pp, original brown cloth, title lettering on later paper spine label, edges of spine with light wear, 1850 signature on corner of endpaper, a little pulled but firm, very good overall.

The author, a planter in the colony for many years, provides description and narrative written from 1840 to 1848, describing sugar growing and related problems, conditions, slavery, society, customs, economics, etc. Premium's journal was edited by his unnamed friend who also provides a preface and concluding remarks which gives the work much historical background. Sabin 65050. Original source material in first edition.

US$1000. bookID # 12846


PRESCOTT, William Hickling; History of the Conquest of Peru 1524-1550. Mexico City, The Limited Editions Club, 1957, limited edition of 1500 copies, this is #1180 signed by both Everett Gee Jackson (illustrator) & Harry Block (printer), 4to [32.5 x 22 cm]; xxxvi, 252, [i] pp, color illustrations from drawings by Jackson, original full marbled leather with gilt title lettering on red leather spine labels, made in the style of an ancient Spanish chronicle (to match Castillo's Discovery & Conquest of Mexico), fine and clean in orig slipcase with orig label (light edgewear).

Sabin 65272. BAL16346 for first edition of 1847. Goodman 393: 'An authoritative classic, based on all the documents available to him.' Griffin 2975: 'A classic narrative history, a landmark when it first appeared in 1847 and a source of profit and pleasure to this day.' This edition has excellent historical introduction.

US$80. bookID # 7704


PRICE, A. Grenfell, Robert G. Stone; White Settlers in the Tropics. New York, American Geographical Society, 1939, First edition, 8vo [26 x 18 cm]; xiii, 311, [ii, list of AGS publications] pp, 88 illus, mostly photos, many maps, tables, bibliog, index, original cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and front cover, bookplate of James S. Blackmer, spine a little darkened but lettering clear, very good, clean and tight copy.

Covering regions including Florida, Queensland, West Indies, tropical Australia, Cost Rica, South America, Africa, Americans in Panama, the work covers racial problems, environment, acclimatization, health, diet, clothing, administrative problems, economics, with appendices.

US$15. bookID # 9973


PRIOR, James; Voyage Along the Eastern Coast of Africa, to Mosambique, Johanna and Quiloa, to S. Helena, to Rio de Janeiro, Bahia, and Peranmbuco in Brazil, in the Nisus Frigate. London, Printed fro Sir Richard Phillips, 1819, First edition, 8vo [22 x 13.5 cm]; [v, includes ads], [i, errata page], 114 pp, 2 folding maps/charts, fine engraved aquatint plate of view of town and fort of Mozambique, later cloth, title lettering on spine paper label, only slight foxing on few margins, interior is clean and fine, unmarked.

A narrative of voyage in 1812-13 by Prior who was a surgeon in the Royal Navy in his youth. National Maritime Museum 216. Borba de Moreas 689: 'The author describes Rio. . . the dirtiness of the houses. He comments on the English commerce in Rio. He describes Salvador, the ill-smelling lower city and the high city with the cathedral, theatre, library. . .comments on the manners and customs, the women, dress, architecture, slave trade, jewelry industry. Prior arrived in Pernambuco, describes the city, new bridge, cotton trade. . .'. With much on Mozambique, eastern Africa, etc. Includes a folding chart of road and harbour of Mozambique and a large foldout map of Africa, Indian Ocean, Atlantic to South America, showing the author's routes.

US$280. bookID # 13524


PROCTOR, Robert; Narrative of a Journey Across the Cordillera of the Andes, and of a Residence in Lima and other Parts of Peru, in the Years 1823 & 1824. London, Archibald Constable and Co., 1825, First edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; xx, 374 pp, with the half title page, original boards, half of original paper spine label lacking, spine wear, interior is clean, quite good with only a slight foxing on few leaves, in a custom made buckram slipcase with gilt title lettering on spine label, bookplate removed from slipcase.

A description of a journey through Peru, Chile and Argentina during those countries struggles for independence. It includes an encounter with deposed Chilean leader Bernard O'Higgins in Valparaiso. Hill 1396. Naylor 16. Sabin 65951. Not usually found in this original condition.

US$580. bookID # 13391


RALEGH, Sir Walter; The Discoverie of the large and bewtiful Empire of Guiana, edited from the original text, with introduction, notes and appendixes of hitherto unpublished documents by V. T. Harlow. Amsterdam, New York, N. Israel, Da Capo Press, [1971], , 4to [25.5 x 20 cm]; [ii], cvi, 182, [i] pp, frontis (port), title vignette, 2 folding maps, facsimile of title page of original printing of 1596, index, original cloth, gilt lettering on front cover and spine, very clean and very fine condition.

National Maritime Museum 290. Cox ii, p254. This is Ralegh's account of his 1595 expedition to the Orinoco delta and along the northern coast of South America. Harlow's extensive introduction sheds new light on Ralegh and shows, among other things, that his privateering activities were based on commercial considerations. This is a high quality reprint of the 1928 Argonaut Press edition, complete with all pages and maps.

US$30. bookID # 5894


RALEGH, Sir Walter; The Discoverie of the large and bewtiful Empire of Guiana, edited from the original text, with introduction, notes and appendixes of hitherto unpublished documents by V. T. Harlow. London, The Argonaut Press, 1928, Edition limited to 975 copies on Japon vellum, of which this is #500, 4to [26 x 20.5 cm]; cvi, 182, [i] pp, engraved frontis (port), title vignette in yellow and black, 2 folding maps, facsimile of title page from the original printing of 1596, original quarter vellum backed cloth, gilt crest on front cover, spine is a little darkened, uncut, unopened and unread near fine copy.

National Maritime Museum 290. Cox ii, p254. Griffin 2840. Hill 246. This is Ralegh's account of his 1595 expedition to the Orinoco delta and along the northern coast of South America. Harlow's extensive introduction sheds new light on Ralegh and shows, among other things, that his privateering activities were based on commercial considerations. Goodman 286: 'The introduction has an excellent essay on the quest for El Dorado.'

US$125. bookID # 7073


RAMBALI, Paul; In the Cities and Jungles of Brazil. New York, Henry Holt and Company, [1994], First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 16 cm]; [vi], 266 pp, original cloth backe4 boards, gilt spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped), fine and clean throughout.

Based on extensive travels over more than six years, the author penetrates Brazilian life, society and culture, the paradoxes and contradictions, passion and despair, corruption, voodoo, religion, brutality, impressions.

US$5. bookID # 12521


REICHMANN, Felix; Sugar, Gold, and Coffee; Essays on the History of Brazil based on Francis Hull's Books. Ithaca, New York, Cornell University, 1959, First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 16 cm]; xxiii, 160 pp, frontis portrait of Francis Reginald Hull, 24 illustrations from early sources, including some full-page, maps, title pages, bibliog, original grey cloth, gilt spine title lettering, pictorial endpapers, fine and clean condition, inscribed and signed by the author.

Colonel Hull's books on Brazil, based on a lifetime of collecting and living in Brazil, provide one of the best library's on the subject. The author uses this library to describe the history of Brazil, with excellent illustrations from the books. From the early exploration and discovery, colonization, sugar, coffee growing, relation to other countries including England, France, Netherlands, Germany, piracy, the search for, El Dorado, diamonds, the Jesuits, Pedro, etc, with an appendix.

US$35. bookID # 12102


RICHARDSON, Gwen (Gwen Blake); On the Diamond Trail in British Guiana. London, Methuen & Co, [1925], First edition, 8vo [19.5 x 13 cm]; xi, 243; 8 [publisher's catalogue] pp, 16 photo plates, some with two images, frontis of author with gun, map endpapers, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, light wear to cover edges, few leaves with minor foxing, very good, signed presentation copy by author, inscribed December 1925 "With the compliments of the author, Gwen Blake".

A nicely illustrated work, with interesting description of her travels through Guiana, the Mazaruni, the Illoma, the Kurupung, through diamond country and exploration.

US$350. bookID # 13810


RIDGWAY, John; Road to Osambre, A Daring Adventure in the High Country of Peru. New York, Viking, [1987], First American edition, 8vo [23.5 x 16 cm]; [xii], 244 pp, color illustrations from photos, maps, map endpapers, original cloth, dj, fine in fine dj.

The author, and his wife and daughter, travel through the more remote jungles and mountains of Peru in search of his old friend, trying to avoid hunger, exhaustion, and the Shining Path terrorists. Published in Britain as Road to Elizabeth. An interesting and touching adventure with a surprise ending.

US$3. bookID # 5367


ROBERTSON, J. P. and W. P.; Letters on Paraguay, comprising An Account of a Four Year's Residence in that Republic under the Government of the Dictator Francia; [with] Francia's Reign of Terror, Sequel to Letters on Paraguay. London, John Murray, 1838-1839, First edition of each volume, 8vo [20.5 x 13 cm]; 3 volumes, xxvii, [i, errata], 359; x, 342; xvi, 400, [4, ads] pp, two engraved frontispieces, one a portrait, hand colored folding map (repaired on verso of a fold), half titles in volumes II and III, later navy cloth, gilt spine title lettering, library perforated stamp on each title affecting a few letters of volume numbers only, bookplates on endpaper, spine numbers but interiors unmarked and clean, very good set.

The first edition was published in 1838 in two volumes in a series of 50 letters. The second edition was published in 1839 in three volumes which included the two volumes of the first edition plus a sequel volume as volume three, that was first printed with the second edition, the third volume being an additional 28 letters. This set has all three volumes, each a first printing. Sabin 71963. Larned 4087. Spain & Spanish America 579. Welch 201. Griffith 6164: 'The authors were merchants of long experience in the Plata; their "letters" are a standard source for Francia's regime'.

US$600. bookID # 10565


ROBINSON, Wirt; A Flying Trip to the Tropics; A Record of an Ornithological Visit to the United States of Columbia, South America and to the Island of Curacao, West Indies. Cambridge, Printed at the Riverside Press, 1895, First edition, 8vo [24 x 17.5 cm]; x, 194 pp, 4 fine color lithographed (chromolithograph) bird plates by J. G. Keulemans, numerous illustrations from photos, 6 maps including one folding colored map of Columbia, & one double-page colored map of Curacao, bibliog, original green pictorial cloth with picture of flying bird in silver and black, spine and front cover title lettering, signature of Frank Braskhill-Fieles on title, spine slightly spotted, a clean near fine copy.

Wood 540 (noting only one colored map). Ripley 244. Smith R48: 'This is the account of a trip to the tropics to collect ornithological specimens in 1892. It is interestingly told, with many photographs and illustrations and with observations of the people as well. A good bibliography is given on Columbia and Cuacao'. There are various lists of birds, with comments, both observed by the author and from others including the 38 species of hummingbirds of Columbia. The author was a lifelong soldier and educator, at Harvard and the U. S. Military Academy. Not in Bennett (American Nineteenth Century Color Plate Books).

US$650. bookID # 8595


RODNEY, Caesar A. and John Graham; The Reports on the Present State of the United Provinces of South America; Commissioners Sent to Buenos Ayres by the Government of North America, . . ., Intended to Present, with the Reports and Documents, a View of the Present State of the Country. London, Baldwin, Cradock and Joy, 1819, First edition, 8vo [22 x 13.5 cm]; viii, 356 pp, engraved folding hand-colored map frontis, contemporary half calf, rubbed, spine worn and half lacking, joint repair, initial on title page, interior is clean & very good, and there is only light offsetting on title from map.

Palau 272105. Sabin 72494. Naylor 41. A useful picture of conditions in South America, with much on social, military, commercial and political conditions, by two officials sent by US government. The authors submitted their reports to US Secretary of State John Q. Adams. The work includes several appendices. The map shows the borders at that time, quite different from the present borders.

US$600. bookID # 13390


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

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

US$50. bookID # 1008


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

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

US$35. bookID # 12633


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

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

US$30. bookID # 12634


RODWAY, James; In the Guiana Forest; Studies of Nature in Relation to the Struggle for Life. London, T. Fisher Unwin, [1911], new, revised and enlarged edition, first issue of second edition, 8vo [21 x 14 cm]; 326 pp, frontis, 23 plates from photos, including one of orchids, original cloth, spine gilt decorated, spine title lettering, slightly foxed on half title page and a few outer margins, near fine.

An important contribution to rain forest botany and ecology. This edition has an additional 8 plates and expanded text and four new chapters based on the author's additional collections and studies in the 16 years after the first edition was published.

US$30. bookID # 12631


RODWAY, James; In the Guiana Forest; Studies of Nature in Relation to the Struggle for Life. London, T. Fisher Unwin, [1911], new, revised and enlarged edition, first issue of second edition, 8vo [21 x 14 cm]; 326 pp, frontis, 23 plates from photos, including one of orchids, original pictorial cloth, spine gilt decorated, gilt spine title lettering, cover faded non-uniformly, interior clean very good.

An important contribution to rain forest botany and ecology. This edition has an additional 8 plates and expanded text and four new chapters based on the author's additional collections and studies in the 16 years after the first edition was published.

US$40. bookID # 10519


RODWAY, James; In the Guiana Forest; Studies of Nature in Relation to the Struggle for Life. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1894, First US edition, 8vo; xxiii, 242pp, frontis, 15 other full-page illus, original cloth with deorative spine, bit soiled, end-papers foxed, else clean very good copy of an important contribution to rain forest botany and ecology, scarce.

An important contribution to rain forest botany and ecology, based on the author's 24 years of collecting and study in the area.

US$22. bookID # 517


RODWAY, James; In the Guiana Forest; Studies of Nature in Relation to the Struggle for Life. London, T. Fisher Unwin, 1894, First edition, 8vo [21 x 14 cm]; xxiii, [errata slip], 242, [vi, ads] pp, frontis, 16 plates from photos, including one of orchids, one of the silk cotton-tree with epiphytes, original cloth, spine gilt decorated, gilt spine title lettering, cover rubbed, endpaper inscription, internal hinges cracked but firm, very good.

An important contribution to rain forest botany and ecology. This copy has the errata slip usually absent, loose as issued.

US$110. bookID # 10825


RODWAY, James; In the Guiana Forest; Studies of Nature in Relation to the Struggle for Life. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1894, First American Edition, 8vo; xxiii, 242 pp, frontis, 15 plates from photos, including one of orchids, original cloth, spine decorated, fine.

An important contribution to rain forest botany and ecology, based on the author's 24 years of collecting and study in the area.

US$50. bookID # 1340


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

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

US$28. bookID # 13106


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


SANDEMAN, Christopher; A Forgotten River; A Book of Peruvian Travel and Botanical Notes. London, Oxford University Press, 1939, First edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; xii, 299 pp, frontis (port), 2 maps, including one foldout, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering in gilt border, endpaper signature, endpaper lightly toned, interior is clean and near fine, in very good+ cover.

Based on three month's travel on the Huallage River, an Amazon tributary, from its source at 14,000 feet in the Andes to Yurimaguas at 500 feet sea level and the return to the Pacific by the ancient trade route through northern Peru. The author, a distinguished gardener, discovered a new genus of plants and several new species. There is much on the scenery, native people, camp life, etc. Good illustrations including the orchid Sobralia gloriosa growing beside the Yana-yacu River.

US$60. bookID # 11971


SAVOY, Gene; On the Trail of the Feathered Serpent. Indianapolis, New York, The Bobbs-Merrill Company, [1974], First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 15.5 cm]; xi, [i], 216, [i] pp, numerous illustrations from photos and drwgs, endpaper maps, original cloth, dj (price clipped), fine and clean.

The archaeologist author, who noted the similarities of native artifacts in South and Central America and the legends of Viracocha and Quetzalcoatl, built a reed vessel to sail from South America to Mexico, showing the possible influence between Aztec and Incan civilizations.

US$5. bookID # 6076


SCHOMBURGK, Robert H.; A Description of British Guiana Geographical and Statistical; exhibiting Its Resources and Capabilities together with the Present and Future Condition and Prospects of the Colony. London, Simpkin Marshall, and Co., 1840, First edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; [iv], 155 pp, large folding map with hand coloring as frontis, the map with engraved inset views of New Amsterdam and George Town lighthouse, later cloth-backed boards, spine title label, short tear at stub of map, barely perceptible foxing at outer edge of text block, small mark on cover, else a near fine and clean copy.

The author [1804-1865] was one of the most important explorers of northeastern South America, and especially of Guiana, where he was commissioned to survey the boundaries of British Guiana and explored the rivers Essequibo, Corentyne, Berbice and Rio Branco, and to Mount Roraima, being the first to reach the source of the Essequibo, and discovered many new species of plants. He reports on the geography, natural history, inhabitants, society, towns, government, climate, etc of the country as well as the resources and current conditions. He was knighted by Queen Victoria in 1845 for his achievements. This book is the first detailed account of the colony.

US$900. bookID # 13811


SHACKELFORD, Shelby; Electric Eel Calling; A Record of an Artist's Association with a Scientific Expedition to Study the Electric Eel at Santa Maria de Belem do Para, Brazil. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1941, First edition, first printing with the 'A', 8vo [23.5 x 16 cm]; xi, 258 pp, numerous illustrations from wood blocks of the author, original cloth, spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped, very slightly rubbed at edge), small bookplate of Irving Skeels on endpaper, near fine, clean throughout.

The author describes the more human aspects of this scientific expedition, showing Brazilian life and landscape, the peoples, nature, living conditions, etc, with a vivid travel journal and a melding of science and art, in search of the electrophorus electricus eel.

US$32. bookID # 12084


SHOUMATOFF, Alex; In Southern Light; Trekking Through Zaire and the Amazon. New York, Simon and Schuster, [1986], First edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; 239 pp, index, original cloth-backed boards, silver spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped, rear panel slightly rubbed), fine overall, clean and unmarked.

Travels through tropical rain forests in two continents, the Nhamunda River, an undeveloped tributary of the Amazon, where the author meets tribal remnants, and in Zaire through the Ituri Forest in the land of BaMbuti and Efe pygmies, visiting villages where white people have seldom if ever been encountered.

US$4. bookID # 12230


SHUKMAN, Henry; Sons of the Moon; A Journey in the Andes. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, [1989], First edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; [vi], 184 pp, illustrations from photos, map, original cloth-backed boards, silver title lettering on spine, dj (not price clipped), fine in very good+ dj.

A narrative of the author's extensive travels in the Andes of Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Chile, especially in the Altiplano, from Cuzco, Picac, Macchu Picchu to Raqchi, Tqa4raco, Puno, around Lake Titicaca, La Paz, Oruro, Escara, Tunupa, Susques, Uyuni, Sacaca, etc, describing the Aymara people, their customs, way of life, conditions, etc.

US$3. bookID # 11266


SIMSON, Alfred; Travels in the Wilds of Ecuador and the Exploration of the Putumayo River. London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, 1886, First edition, 12mo [19.5 x 13.5 cm]; v, 270, 32 [publisher's ads dated October 1886] pp, folding colored map, musical notation, original pictorial cloth, title lettering in gilt on spine, cover rubbed, internal hinge cracked but firm, interior clean, overall very good.

Welch 111. A description of extensive travels in Ecuador including Guayaquil to Riobamba, to Banos, Topo, Pintuc, to Napo, Aguano, Aguario River, to the Amazons, up the Putumayo, etc, with much on the Jivaros and Cenelos peoples, and the Zaparo people with a vocabulary of their language, Pioje words, an appendix on the heights of principal mountains and towns. 'No one with the spirit of roaming within him can live long in Ecuador without cherishing a growing desire to explore its unknown parts'. The author also travelled to the wild eastern part of the country.

US$300. bookID # 12738


SITWELL, Sachevell; Golden Wall and Mirador; Travels and Observations in Peru. Cleveland and New York, The World Publishing Company, [1961], First edition, 8vo [25 x 16 cm]; 286 pp, 54 illustrations plus 4 color plates, index, original pictorial cloth, dj (price clipped).

The distinguished author described his travels to Peru, including Lima, Cuzco, Machu Picchu, Puno, Altiplano, Tiahuanaco, and the Yucatan to see the Mayan ruins.

US$2. bookID # 4709


SKINNER, Joseph; The Present State of Peru: Comprising its Geography, Topography, Natural History, Mineralogy, Commerce, the Customs & Manners of its Inhabitants, State of Literature, Philosophy, the Arts, the Modern Travels of the Missionaries in Unexplored Mountainous. London, Richard Phillips, 1805, First edition, 4to [28 x 22 cm]; xiv, 487, [i, errata] pp, 20 fine hand colored stipple and line engravings (complete) on heavier paper, index, list of plates, contemporary full calf, new spine, spine title lettering on leather labels, original gilt decorated boards, marbled endpapers, light edge wear, few lower margins with light stain, short tear in margin of index pages, very good, clean in handsome binding.

A comprehensive description of Peru including the territory, natural history, mineralogy, commerce, Lima, native peoples, topography, literature, climate, etc. The Longevity section describes Don Juan Modesto who lived to 133 years. Appendices describe missions to Caxamarquilla, travels to river Huallago, lake of Gran Cocama in 1790, rivers Maranon and Ucayali, and to Manoa tribes in 1791, travels in mountainous territories, itinerary from Chavin to Chicoplaya. The colored plates show the costume of various parts of Peruvian society, including nobility, natives, bullfighter, llamas, etc. Abbey Travel 723. Hiler 802. Sabin 81615. Palau 315564. Lipperheide I, 389. Skinner seems to have based the work on his translated portions from El Mercurio Peruano.

US$4000. bookID # 13705


SMITH, Anthony; Explorers of the Amazon. [London, NY, etc], Viking, [1990], First Edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; vii, 344 pp, illustrations including color, many illustrations from early sources, maps, map endpapers, index, original quarter cloth and bds, spine title lettering in gilt, dj (not price clipped), small remainder mark on bottom edge, fine.

The author surveys exploration from the early Spanish travellers to la Condamine, Godin, von Humboldt, Wickham and Spruce, from the conquistadors to the early naturalists and others, in this useful, scholarly but entertaining book.

US$15. bookID # 8753


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

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

US$180. bookID # 13741


SMITH, Nicol; Bush Master; Into the Jungles of Dutch Guiana. Indianapolis, New York, The Bobbs-Merrill Company, [1941], First Edition, 8vo [24 x 17 cm]; 315 pp, frontis, numerous illustrations from photos by the author, Arawak vocabulary, map endpapers, original cloth, gilt lettering, slight shelfwear, some light foxing on some leaves, very good+.

Interesting travel narrative of a largely unknown country with an emphasis on the native people, customs, social life in the bush, nature, jungle, etc.

US$7. bookID # 5552


SMITH, W. Anderson; Temperate Chile; A Progressive Spain. London, Adam and Charles Black, 1899, First edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; x, 399, [vi, ads with illustrations from photos], pp, frontis of indigenous people of Chiloe, detailed folding colored map, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, gilt cover design, small crack in joint but firm, spine lightly faded but lettering clear, interior is clean and fine in very good cover.

The author had travelled extensively through Chile and describes the people, geography, climate, conditions, customs, the islands, Rio Bueno, Osorno, central valley, Chiloe, Guatiecas Archipelago, the canales, Isla Dona Inez, sailing down the River Palena, LLanquihue, Isla Santa Maria, Nahuelbuta, Araucania, the Andes mountains, etc.

US$75. bookID # 12665


SMYTH, Lieutenant W., and F. Lowe; Narrative of a Journey from Lima to Para, across the Andes and down the Amazon: Undertaken with a View of Ascertaining the Practicability of a Navigable Communication with the Atlantic, by the Rivers Pachitea, Ucayali, and Amazon. Boston, Milford House, [1973], First American edition, original edition was London, pub. by John Murray, 1836, 8vo [21.5 x 14 cm]; viii, 305 pp, 10 plates (complete), 2 maps, title page vignette, additional map added, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, slightly rubbed, clean, very good, sound and tight copy.

An unabridged reprint of the first edition (see Naylor 115. Palau 315283. Sabin 85346. Welch 213.) Goodman 588: 'The narrative of two British naval officers who made the journey to investigate the feasibility of the Amazon route as an outlet of the products of the interior'. With much on the indigenous peoples, conditions, mines, agriculture, customs, rivers, living conditions, wildlife, etc. The two maps called for at the end of the1836 edition were replaced with a reprint of a map of Chili from the Blaeu atlas of 1640. This is the case for all copies of this edition, making this copy complete.

US$80. bookID # 11827


SOLDAN, D. D. Mateo Paz, Mariano Felipe Paz Soldan; Geografia del Peru. Paris, Libreria de Fermin Didot Hermanos, 1862-3, First edition, 4to [27 x 19 cm]; 2 volumes, cxxvii, 745, [i, errata]; [iv], 473, [i, errata] pp engraved frontis portrait, tables, illus, original cloth (volume I) and half leather (volume II), gilt spine title lettering, spine of volume II a little faded, light rubbing at edges but clean and very good+ set.

A detailed work on the geography of Peru, with volume I concentrating on geography but also history, economics, the cities of Peru, etc and volume II, entitled Compendio de Geografia, Matematica, Fisica y Politica, on politics, physical geography and mathematics, especially as related to astronomy.

US$400. bookID # 10975


SOTHEBY'S, ; The Travel Sale, Natural History and Maps. London, Sotheby's, 2001, First edition, 4to [27 x 21 cm]; 242 pp, hundreds of colored illustrations, including many full-page, some black and white illustrations, glossary, index, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, title on cover and spine, few small creases, fine, clean, with the prices realized on loose sheet.

A beautifully illustrated Sotheby's sale of travel books, maps, atlases and paintings on the middle east, describing 481 lots in detail, very well-illustrated, sale held in London, 15 November 2001. A very useful reference. Includes items from most parts of the world with an emphasis on Australasia, China, India, Africa, maderia, Pacific, North and South America, etc, with 65 lots on natural history. Sale L01959.

US$5. bookID # 13333


SPRUCE, Richard; A Collection of Nine of His Papers including Notes of a Visit to the Cinchona Forests on the Quitenian Andes; Expedition to Procure Seeds & Plants of the Cinchona; the Mountains of Llanganati. . . Quitonian Andes, etc. various places, several journals, as listed below`, 1844-1864, First editions, 8vo [21.5 x 14 cm]; includes 9 original papers by Spruce, folding partly colored map, plate of Utricularia Peltata, Spruce, from Linn. Society Journal Botany Vol. IV, 1845, contemporary half calf, with gilt title lettering 'Opuscula; R. S.' on leather spine label, marbled boards rubbed, contents of papers listed hand-written on endpaper, initials RS in ink on margin of first paper, marginal notes & corrections, very good.

The papers by Richard Spruce included here are: The Musci and Hepaticae of Teesdale, Trans. Bot. Society of Edinburgh, 1844 (pp 65-89); On Several Mosses new to the British Flora, London Journal of Botany, 1845 (pp1-27); On Five New Plants from Eastern Peru, Linnaean Society, 1859 (pp191-204); On the Mode of Branching of Some Amazon Trees, Linn. Soc., 1861, (pp 3-51); Notes of a Visit to the Cinchona Forests on the Western slope of the Quiteian Andes, Linn Journal, 1859, (176-192); On the Mountains of Llanganati in the Eastern Cordillera of the Quitonian Andes, offprint (?, or possibly earlier printing, has a few hand corrections) from Royal Geographical Society of London, 1861 (1-21, with folding engraved map, partly colored showing his routes); On the River Purus, a Tributary of the Amazon, no publisher stated, June 13, 1864 (1-13); Notes on the Valleys of Piura and Chira in Northern Peru and on the Cultivation of Cotton Therein, London, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1864 (pp 1-81). In addition there is only part of his paper, Report on the Expedition to Procure Seeds and Plants of the Cinchona Succirubra, or Red Bark Tree, London 1861, pages 85-112 only, the rest being removed but pages 104-111 being a note by Spruce on Cinchona Succirubra, Pavon and allied species, dated 1861 and pages 111-112 being a note by Clements R. Markham , respected author who wrote two books on obtaining Cinchona seeds and plants for planting in India to develop a

US$2000. bookID # 12291


STUART, H. Villiers; Adventures Amidst the Equatorial Forests and Rivers of South America; also in the West Indies and the Wilds of Florida, to which is added, Jamaica Revisited. London, John Murray, 1891, First edition, tall 8vo [26 x 17 cm]; xxi, [iii], 268 pp, 2 folding maps including frontis, 21 plates from drawings and photos, appendix, original blue pictorial cloth with detailed gilt picture of palm tree, vegetation and people, gilt spine title lettering, edges a little rubbed, bookplate of Peter Stubs on endpaper, minor foxing on a few leaves else near fine, clean copy.

The author describes his journey to Guiana, Dutch Guiana, Surinam, Amazon basin, Maroni River, Georgetown, Essequibo River, Angostura, Gulf of Paria, Orinoco and then to Trinidad, Martinique, Florida, Jamaica, with descriptions of wildlife, nature, plants, aboriginal tribes, settlements, whale fishing, local customs, etc. There are 4 chapters on Florida. The folding maps are of the watershed between Guiana and the Amazon and of the Everglade region of Florida. The illustrations include views, Indian weapons, living conditions, river scenes, plant life, etc. Welch 54. Hilton 9535. Spain & Spanish America 664. Cundall 334.

US$400. bookID # 9203


TODD, Millicent; Peru, a Land of Contrasts. Boston, Little, Brown and Company, 1914, First edition, 8vo [21 x 14.5 cm]; viii, 314 pp, frontis, plus 23 plates from photos, bibliog, index, original cloth, gilt lettering and decoration on front cover, spine bit faded and worn at edges, corners rubbed, inscription on endpaper, clean very good copy.

Useful observations of the desert, mountains, jungle and cities of Peru.

US$18. bookID # 6203


TOMLINSON, H. M.; The Sea and the Jungle, Being the narrative of the voyage of the tramp steamer Capella from Swansea to Santa Maria de Belem do Grao Para in the Brazils, and thence 2,000 miles along the forests of the Amazon and Madeira rivers to San Antonio Falls, etc. New York, Harper & Brothers, 1930, limited edition of 350 copies of which this is #226, signed by the author Cowplain, Hampshire, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; xvii, [iii], 333 pp, wood engraved frontis by Clare Leighton, who also did the other illustrations and plates, original cloth backed boards, gilt lettering on spine, original slipcase with paper label and with the number 226 on label, matching the book, slipcase a little worn with partial split at corner, else a fine copy.

This edition is stated to be the first with the illustrations by Clare Leighton, and new foreword by the author. The author was inspired by 'The Naturalist on the River Amazons' by Bates and describes his journey in 1909 and 1910 along 2,000 miles of as then, the largely unexplored Amazon. A fine production of a classic work.

US$80. bookID # 5159


TRASK, David, Michael C. Meyer, Roger R. Trask; A Bibliography of United States - Latin American Relations Since 1810; A Selected List of Eleven Thousand Published References. Lincoln, University of Nebraska Press, [1969], , 4to [26 x 18.5 cm]; xxxi, 441 pp, abbreviations, key to journals, index, original blue cloth, clean and fine condition.

A basic reference covering each country in Central & South America and Mexico with sections on each historical period.

US$5. bookID # 7063


TURNER, Thomas A.; Argentina and the Argentines; Notes and Impressions of a Five Years Sojourn in the Argentine Republic, 1885-90. London, Swan Sonnenschein & Co., 1892, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; xvi, 370 pp, engraved frontis from painting, numerous illustrations from photos including full-page, tables, glossary of Spanish words and phrases, original cloth with new cloth spine, original silver title lettering and map on front cover, very good, sound and solid binding.

The author describes his purpose 'to supply the shading to the outlines of other books on Argentina, to cloth the dry bones with flesh and colour, to describe the people rather than the land'. The book provides a detailed picture based on the author's five years of travels in the country with much on the conditions, customs, education, cities, various immigrant groups, economy, journey into the interior, health, status of women, marriage, professions, suburban life, railways and travelling in the country, the army, hotels, markets, politics, unions, indigenous peoples, etc.

US$90. bookID # 12636


VAZQUEZ DE ESPINOSA, Antonio; Compendium and Description of the West Indies. Washington, Smithsonian Institution, 1942, First edition, thick 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; xii, 862 pp, tables, detailed index, black morocco backed marbled boards, gilt title lettering on red leather spine labels, small white mark on outer corner of title page but a clean and fine copy in attractive custom binding.

Charles Upson Clark, who wrote the fascinating introduction that provides a detailed historical overview to this work, spent three years researching and translating this book from the original Spanish written over a period ending about 1629. It provides great insights into the conditions of the time, early explorations, the native peoples, Spanish rule, etc. Contrary to its title, it deals with Spanish America, including Peru, Bolivia, Central America, Mexico, etc including relevant observations of Maya and Incan life.

US$60. bookID # 11814


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

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

US$22. bookID # 3312


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

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

US$50. bookID # 7016


VIDAL, E. E.; Picturesque Illustrations of Buenos Ayres and Monte Video, Consisting of twenty-four Views, Accompanied with Descriptions of the Scenery and of Costumes, Manners, &c. of the Inhabitants of those Cities and their Environs. Buenos Aires, Editorial Viau, [1943], fine limited edition of the facsimile of the first edition of 1820, limited edition, this being #1124, 4to [28.5 x 23 cm]; xxviii, 115, [i, limitation page) pp, 24 fine colored plates including 4 large folding, one plate with two images, original half red morocco, marbled boards and endpapers, gilt title lettering, top edge gilted, fine, clean and unmarked copy.

The first edition of 1820 was published in London by R. Ackermann. The fine plates are of views, activities, people, etc. Welch 252. Abbey Travel 698. Tooley 495: 'owing to the importance of its subject and the fact of its being the only notable color plate book in English dealing with Argentina, it always commands a high price.'

US$250. bookID # 11544


VON HAGEN, Victor W.; Highway of the Sun. New York, Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1955, First Edition, 8vo [21.5 x 14.5 cm]; [xiii], 320 pp, numerous illus, 4 maps, endpaper maps showing Inca roads in red, bibliog, index, original cloth with gilt spine title lettering, fine bright copy in dj (tear, small chip at edge, lightly rubbed at edge).

Explorations on the ancient road of the Incas, through Ecuador, Peru and Chile that allowed the Inca Empire to dominate a quarter of South America. Author describes the American Geographical Society's Inca Highway Expedition of eight explorers and archaeologists and numerous assistants, which he lead over a two year period.

US$30. bookID # 7745


VON HAGEN, Victor W.; Highway of the Sun. New York, Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1955, First Edition, 8vo [21.5 x 14.5 cm]; [xiii], 320 pp, numerous illus, 4 maps, endpaper maps showing Inca roads in red, bibliog, index, original cloth with gilt spine title lettering, dj ( chipped at edges), interior is quite clean and near fine in good jacket.

Explorations on the ancient roads of the Incas, through Ecuador, Peru and Chile that allowed the Inca Empire to dominate a quarter of South America. Author describes the American Geographical Society's Inca Highway Expedition of eight explorers and archaeologists and numerous assistants, which he lead over a two year period.

US$8. bookID # 11968


VON HAGEN, Victor W.; Highway of the Sun. New York, Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1955, First Edition, 8vo [21.5 x 14.5 cm]; [xiii], 320 pp, numerous illus, 4 maps, endpaper maps showing Inca roads in red, bibliog, index, original cloth with gilt spine title lettering, cover spotted dj (very chipped at edges), bookplate on endpaper, good, interior clean and very good.

Explorations on the ancient roads of the Incas, through Ecuador, Peru and Chile that allowed the Inca Empire to dominate a quarter of South America. Author describes the American Geographical Society's Inca Highway Expedition of eight explorers and archaeologists and numerous assistants, which he lead over a two year period.

US$5. bookID # 8321


VON HAGEN, Victor W.; Highway of the Sun. New York, Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1955, First Edition, 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; [xiii], 320 pp, numerous illus, 4 maps, endpaper maps showing Inca roads in red, bibliog, index, original cloth with gilt spine title lettering, bit faded, light stain on endpaper, interior clean.

Explorations on the ancient roads of the Incas, through Ecuador, Peru and Chile that allowed the Inca Empire to dominate a quarter of South America. The author describes the American Geographical Society's Inca Highway Expedition of eight explorers and archaeologists and numerous assistants, which he lead over a two year period. Good illustrations.

US$5. bookID # 9692


VON HAGEN, Victor W.; The Golden Man; A Quest for El Dorado. London, Book Club Associates, [1974], , 8vo [23.5 x 16 cm]; xiii, 346 pp, numerous illustrations including color plates, maps, bibliog, index, original cloth, dj (not price clipped), fine and clean.

From early myths and legends to the adventures of Spanish, Germans, French, British, Dutch and Portuguese and Sir Walter Raleigh, the archaeologist author traces the search for El Dorado, gold and untold riches in South America in this attractively illustrated book.

US$10. bookID # 8650


VON HAGEN, Victor Wolfgang; Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1949, First edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; ix, 290 pp, illustrations from photos, 3 maps, bibliog, index, original cloth, very good+, clean, in dj (which has a 2 inch chip at bottom, although the dj is often lacking entirely).

The author gives a very detailed description including the cities, the native peoples including the Jivaro headhunters, way of life, nature, based on his extensive travels.

US$15. bookID # 5232


VON HAGEN, Victor Wolfgang; Ecuador the Unknown; Two and a half year's travels in the Republic of Ecuador and Galapagos Islands. New York, Oxford University Press, [1940], First US edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; 296 pp, frontis, plates from photos, index, original cloth, title lettering on spine and cover, near fine.

The author traveled extensively in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands over a two and a half year period, and provides good illustrations of the native people, nature, customs, etc. He also includes a detailed descriptions of the cocoa, balsa and panama-hat industries (panama hats originated in Ecuador and the best ones are still made there).

US$35. bookID # 11231


VON HAGEN, Victor Wolfgang; illustrated by Alberto Betran; The Ancient Sun Kingdoms of the Americas. Cleveland and New York, The World Publishing Company, [1961], First Edition, 8vo [24 x 18 cm] ; 617, [iii] pp, 220 illustrations including plans, maps, color plates, many photo illus, bibliog, index, original cloth and paper covered pictorial bds, dj (lightly rubbed at edge, not price clipped), signature on endpaper, else near fine in very good dj.

The author of over 40 books, conducted numerous expeditions to South America and Mexico to study the Aztec, Maya and Incan peoples. He writes about their customs, daily life and the discovery of their lost cities in the jungles. A very readable and interesting book, nicely illustrated.

US$14. bookID # 11099


WAISBARD, Simone and Roger; Masks, Mummies, and Magicians; A Voyage of Exploration in Pre-Inca Peru. Edinburgh and London, Oliver & Boyd, 1965, First English Edition, 8vo [21.5 x 15 cm]; xii, 176 pp, 16 photo plates, some with more than one illustrations, text figures, 3 maps, chronologies, glossary of words in Quechua, Aymara, Spanish, original pictorial cloth, spine title lettering, book is fine, unmarked & clean in good dust jacket (price clipped, closed tears, light wear).

The authors explore the early civilizations of Peru, pre-dating the Incan empire by 1,500 years or more, describing Walla-Marka, everyday life of the Wallas, Munaos and Malkis, funeral rites, luggage for the after-life, the pyramid valley, Wakoto, the talking oracle of Rimac, pagan cults, Wakas, Wallalo, deities of the Pacific, etc. This edition includes the supplements. Nicely illustrated.

US$5. bookID # 13807


WALLER, John Augustine; A Voyage in the West Indies: Containing Various Observations Made During a Residence in Barbados, and Several of the Leeward Islands, with some Notices & Illustrations Relative to the City of Paramarabo in Surinam. London, Sir Richard Philips and Co., 1820, First edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; [iv], 106 pp, complete with map and 6 engraved aquatint plates, includes the advertisement leaf sometimes removed, later brown cloth with printed title label on spine, leaning a bit, map has very light stain in corner, slightly foxed on few margins, interior is clean, unmarked and near fine.

A narrative of the author's travels in Barbados, Surinam, Santa Cruz, and other islands in West Indies with comments on life their, condition of slaves, etc. Ragatz, Guide For The Study Of British Caribbean History 1763-1834, p. 235: 'The author was a surgeon assigned to the naval hospital in Barbados in 1807 and later to a war vessel cruising through the islands. He spent about four years in Caribbean service and became thoroughly familiar with colonial society. His book presents an interesting picture of the rushing business conducted by the slave traders in Barbados on the eve of abolition and gives accounts of encounters with the Spanish and French during the course of the Napoleonic wars. The author . . . was greatly shocked by the general prevalence of immorality'. Cundall 2150. Sabin 101114. The map is of the Caribbee or Leeward Islands, with South America shown at bottom. The detailed and attractive plates include: Carlisle Bay and Bridge Town Baradoes, showing harbour, boats, buildings; Slaves in Barbadoes; A Spanish Planter of Porto Rico; City of Paramarino, Surinam, showing fort, boats, etc; Indian Implements, showing 14 items including spears, musical instruments, etc; A Chief of the Bosjesmans or Bush Negroes on a Visti to the Governor of Paramaribo.

US$420. bookID # 13555


WEBB, Kempton E.; The Changing Face of Northeast Brazil. New York and London, Columbia University Press, [1974], First edition, 4to [26.5 x 21 cm]; xi, [iii], 205 pp, 24 illustrations from photos and drwgs, including aerial photos, 12 maps, tables, glossary, bibliog, index, with both errata sheets tipped in on front blank endpaper, original green cloth, spine title lettering, dj (short tear), near fine and quite clean in very good jacket.

A thorough analysis of the geography, agriculture, settlements, land use, economy, etc of this part of Brazil.

US$12. bookID # 11348


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

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

US$270. bookID # 13739


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

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

US$450. bookID # 12672


WHITE, Ernest William; Cameos From the Silver-Land; or the Experiences of a Young Naturalist in the Argentine Republic. London, John Van Voorst, 1881- 82, First Editions, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; 2 volumes, xv, [iii] 436; xv [i] 527pp, large folding colored map, indexes, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, short tear at spine end, endpaper bookplate of Mark Robinson and short note by Herbert Taylor dated 1904, a near fine set.

A detailed description of the country, the peoples, tribes, gauchos, buildings, institutions, methods of travel, trade and commerce, climate, the authors travels throughout area, fauna and flora, the Andes, resources, hunting, agriculture, artisans, travels up the Uruguay river, Rioja, Salta, Tucuman, down the Parana river. Wood p. 625: 'Reference to animal life, especially to the birds, of the country are numerous'. See also Sclater and Hudson, Argentine Ornithology vol. 2, 230. Ibis 1885, p. 335. Welch 16. 'The notions about this vast and progressive country currently in England are at times absurd, at others biased and if my efforts serve to enlighten the one and correct the other, they will not have been in vain' (preface). Volume II was delayed due to printing difficulties, which was done in Buenos Aires.

US$800. bookID # 12893


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

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

US$150. bookID # 12316


WILGUS, A. Curtis; Latin America: A Guide to Illustrations. Metuchen, NJ and London, The Scarecrow Press, 1981, First edition, 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; xxviii, 250 pp, bibliog, indexes, original cloth with title on front cover and spine, fine and clean.

The first work to index illustrations for Latin America, by an esteemed Latin Americanist, historian and scholar. The work provides very detailed indexes by country, time period, activity, building, culture, environment, flora, fauna, cities, towns, archaeology, religion, economy, transportation, politics, etc, and indicates where appropriate illustrations can be found. A detailed analytical outline of topics is provided, as well as a reference-key index.

US$45. bookID # 9059


WOOD, Christina; illustrations by Nancy Lou Gahan; Safari South America. New York, Taplinger Publishing co, [1973], First American Edition, 8vo; 224 pp, illustrations from drawings, original cloth, spine lightly faded, dj, fine.

The author, when hearing of the animal rescue mission in Surinam, South America, not only joined and wrote about animal life there but started her own effort to save threatened wildlife. Much of the book is on the rare Saki monkeys of Guyana.

US$10. bookID # 1638


WOODCOCK, George; Henry Walter Bates, Naturalist on the Amazons. New York, Barnes & Noble, [1969], First American edition, 8vo [20.5 x 14 cm]; 269 pp, frontis (portrait), illustrations, plates, map, bibliog, index, original green cloth with original black and gilt label, dj (price clipped), neat signature of John Thompson else a fine clean copy.

Bates was one of the great naturalists of the period and together with Wallace and Spruce travelled in the Amazon area. Bates spent 11 years there collecting thousands of species of insects, which later became part of museum collections. His book, The Naturalist on the River Amazons, is a classic and together with his technical papers were a great influence on Darwin as he developed the theory of evolution. His work on mimicry among insects is still important. The author used letters, journals and other contemporary material as the basis of this interesting account. Goodman 706: "Covers Bates' work in the Amazon area from 1848 to 1859. There are numerous quotations from his papers, journals and letters."

US$20. bookID # 13619


WRIGHT, Ronald; Cut Stones and Crossroads; A Journey in the Two Worlds of Peru. New York, The Viking Press, [1984], First edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; [xvi], 239 pp, illus, maps, plans, index, chronology from early times to the present, note on Runasimi pronunciation, glossary, bibliog, original cloth backed boards, gilt spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped), very fine and clean, unmarked, with the author's signature on the title page.

A blending of Peru's Inca heritage and modern problems, the author explores the architecture, culture, history and world-view of the Inca with the daily realities of their descendents, the Runa Indians. Based on the author's extensive travels, this is a travel classic, probably the best modern book on Peru, the author's first book and his scarcest.

US$70. bookID # 13263


WRIGHT, Ronald; Cut Stones and Crossroads; A Journey in the Two Worlds of Peru. New York, The Viking Press, [1984], First edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; [xvi], 239 pp, illus, maps, plans, index, chronology from early times to the present, note on Runasimi pronunciation, glossary, bibliog, original cloth backed boards, dj (not price clipped), fine and clean, unmarked.

A blending of Peru's Inca heritage and modern problems, the author explores the architecture, culture, history and world-view of the Inca with the daily realities of their descendents, the Runa Indians. Based on the author's extensive travels, this is a travel classic, probably the best modern book on Peru, the author's first book and his scarcest.

US$18. bookID # 12256


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