Paris: C. Lambin, 1661. First Edition, First Issue. Octavo,  112 pages; VG; 1/4 bound with contemporary brown leather spine, green label with gilt lettering on spine, brown marbled boards; moderate wear and rubbing to boards and spine, including chipping to head and tail of spine, significant rubbing to spine, causing parts to have been worn of entirely; bookplate of Charles Hugh Stevenson on front pastedown, along with a small sticker reading '14-25-23'; title page has a piece cut out of it, to the right of the printers mark, not impacting any text; very slight staining to rear of portrait; Sig. 2 *4 A-O4, with C2 marked as B2, F2 marked as F1, K2 and L3 not marked, M3 marked M2; no writing or marginalia; fingerprint ink stains to top margin of page 112; With engraved portrait frontispiece of Anne Marie Louise d'Orleans and numerous woodcut initials and tailpieces; To our knowledge, the only copies are held by the New York Public Library, New York, John Carter Brown Library, Rhode Island, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, U. S. Library of Congress, District of Columbia, University of Michigan, William L. Clements Library, Ann Arbor, Michigan, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, British Library, London, Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, plus any copies currently for sale or in private collections. This is an incredibly scarce book.; [JCB(3) III:51-52], [Grasse I:348], [Alden & Landis 661], [Sabin 4957]; "The first chapter attempts to reconcile differing views of various writers, as cited by Berquen, on the origin of gemstones and precious metals, with following chapters taking up the principal gemstones, and some minor ones, as diamond, sapphire, topaz, ruby, spinel, emerald, amethyst, aquamarine, hyacinth, opal, chrysolite, iris, vermeille, garnets, carnelian, turquoise, quartz varieties, pearl, coral and amber, and lastly, a chapter on gold and silver" (Sinkankas, p. 97f.) SS consignment; shelved case 3.
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Amsterdam: Chez George Gallet, 1703. First Illustrated French Edition. folio, , 556 pages, ; VG; 3/4 bound with brown leather spine, black leather label with gilt lettering, marbled boards; newly repaired, with new spine, previous marbled boards preserved; rubbing and shelfwear to boards, edges worn; mild foxing throughout; half-title and engraved frontispiece; small pen writing in upper fore corner of title page; complete collation, A4-Z4, Aa4-Zz4, Aaa4-Zzz4, Aaaa4; with 16 folding plates, 16 single plates, 39 black and white plates embedded within text, and 3 color plates embedded within text; plate 1 is folded in such a way that it slightly sticks out the fore edge, and as such the vertical crease is torn along the lower half; full title continues: et de quelques autres adjacentes ; dont les principales sont Chypre, Rhodes, Candie, Samos, Chio, Negrepont, Lemnos, Paros, Delos, Patmos, avec un grand nombre d'autres. Comprenant leurs noms, leur situation, leurs villes, leurs châteaux, l'histoire tant ancienne que moderne de leurs habitants ; leur gouvernement, les révolutions qui y sont arrivés, les plantes, animaux, &c. qui s'y trouvent.; shelved case 4.
London: Rodwell and Martin, 1819. First Edition. Quartos, 2 volumes; VG; bound in full paneled polished calf, paneled spine with gilt, green label with gilt; front board of volume 1 rebacked; mild rubbing and wear to boards; spines have mild cracking, some chipping to heads and tails; bookplate to front pastedowns; With 33 engravings on copper in volume 1, including a fold-out map of Greece and two colored plates, 34 in volume 2; With 35 engravings on wood in text in volume 1, 13 in volume 2; scarce; shelved case 9.
Amsterdam: Jean-Louis De Lorme, 1699. First French Edition. 12mo., , 249 pages; newly bound in 1/4 brown leather, brown cloth boards, paneled spine with green label and gilt lettering; title page has two stamps for a Cabinet De Lecture, or reading room; title page also has a pen scribble line underneath the word 'voyage,' not impacting any text; two sheets of contemporary blue paper bound in, presumably publisher's wraps; lacking engraved frontispiece; large folding map present, in excellent condition; CM consignment; shelved case 3.
Amsterdam: Abragam Wolfgangh, 1686. Second Edition. 16mo; vg/none; vellum with no text; minor edge wear and bumping; text block, clean; some end-paper markings; shadow of lost bookplate; 496 pp.; index, 18 illus., complete with frontispiece, engraved title-page; and folded plates; [plate 14 bound at pg. 358 instead of at 458 as listed]; other decorative figures; light foxing; spine, sunned; boards, spot staining and discoloration; else very good; ---TEXT IN FRENCH. -Shelve Case #3.
New York: Johnson and Ward, 1862. Folio, 99 pages, 64 lithographed maps; G; bound in original publisher's three-quarters calf with embossed green cloth covers, titling in gilt on front cover and spine, marbled endpapers; front gutter partially open; most maps with light foxing; hand-colored plates; shelved above case 3.
London: Printed and are to be sold by W. Taylor, 1721. Second Edition. 4to., 797pp.,  tables and index; VG; bound in polished calf, paneled spine with gilt tooling, label with gilt lettering, mostly worn off; joints weak, some scratches to boards, general rubbing and wear; two bookplates on front pastedown, one from Henry Duke of Kent, 1733, the other Thomas Philip, Earl de Grey, Wrest Park; some scattered ink splatter on page 351 that bleeds through onto 353, text legible; folding plates on pages 1, 215, 476 present and in excellent condition; Numerous mispagination, including p. 447-472 omitted; consignment; shelved case 4.
Washington: Thomas H. Ford, 1860. First Edition. Tall quarto; 358, (41) pp. Rebound in modern cloth, with leather spine and leather spine label. With 70 color plates; lacking two of the three folding maps at rear; the third is present but has a longitudinal tear halfway through the middle. Foxing to interior and many of the plates. Good copy only; Shelved in Case # 4.
London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1819. Second Edition. Quarto, xvi, 420,  pages; VG; bound in contemporary straight-grain morocco, gilt and blind border rolls, rebacked with majority of spine preserved, missing part of head of spine; some rubbing to boards, primarily corners; bookplate to front and rear pastedown; illustrated with 10 black and white lithograph plates, 7 hand colored aquatint plates (including frontispiece), 4 maps (of which 3 are folding); with errata leaf in rear; VG consignment; shelved case 9.
London: William Miller, 1809. 2 quartos in boards with red leather spines and corners of boards. Both VG+. Both volumes have recently been rebound. Bindings of both volumes are solid. Small scratches on the leather of both boards. Both volumes have marbled design on edge of textblock. Former owners name written on original endpapers. Volume II contains 4 large fold-out illustrations and Volume III contains 5. Volume II contains 16 large black and white illustrations while Volume III contains 20. Volume III has some sporadic pencil markings scattered throughout text as well as some foxing. There is mild moisture damage to the last 100 or so pages of volume III. There is a crease to top corner of pages 375 to 448 in volume III. Volume II is 520pp. Volume III is 505pp. Shelve in locked case 4. Spines are red leather with 5 raised bands and gold text.
New York: Francis P. Harper, 1895. New edition; with Memoir, New Map and Other Illustrations. Set of three octavos in dark green hardcovers with gold letters on spine; VG; moderate soiling; good binding; deckle edges dusty; frontispiece portraits; some pages uncut; text clean; vol. 1 Memoirs; vol. 2 Arkansas and Mexico; vol. 3 Index and large folded map in separate compartment; please contact us for shipping costs; EM consignment.; shelved case 1.
London: Richard Phillips, 1806. First Edition. Quarto, xiv, , 530 pages; VG; half bound in brown calf, paper boards, newly rebacked with new paneled spine, black label with gilt lettering; mild rubbing to boards; marbled text block; bookplate to ffep; personal library stamp to first blank leaf; with all 17 aquatint plates, including folding frontispiece and 4 other folding plates, some offsetting; shelved case 9.
London: John Murray, 1903. Third Edition. Small Quartos, 2 volumes; VG; bound in 3/4 red calf, paneled spines with gilt tooling and titling, red cloth boards, marbled endpapers; top edge gilt; bound by Riviere & Son with their mark; mild wear to boards, slight darkening to spines; profusely illustrated throughout; shelved case 9.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Conselho Nacional de Proteção aos Índios, Ministério da Agricultura, 1946-1953. Folios, 366 pp., 363 pp., G+; tan cloth boards, small black lettering to spines; rounding to spines, bumping/chipping to heads and tails, slight material loss to tails, corners bumped; age-toning and overall waving to text-blocks; age-toning to interiors, text/images affected yet legible/clear, numerous sepia photographs to interiors; VOL. 1 [DO NOROESTE E SUL DE MATO-GROSSO, English trans. "FROM THE CENTER TO THE NORTHWEST AND SOUTH OF MATO GROSSO; broken hinge to front board (front endpapers unaffected), split spine between title page and p. 1, back board shaken, binding intact though casing is fragile, inscribed by previous owner to ffep (dated "10-49")]; VOL. 2 [DAS CABECEIRAS DO RIO XINGU, RIOS ARAGUÁIA E OIAPÓQUE, English trans. "OF THE CABECEIRAS OF THE XINGU RIVER, ARAGUAIA RIVER, AND OIAPOQUE"; cracked spine between pp. 2-3, more leaves heavily age-toned than Vol. 1, boards shaken, binding sturdy, bumping to fore-edge of front board]; text in Portuguese; Rondon was a Brazilian military officer most known for his exploration of Mato Grosso and his efforts to assist indigenous Brazilians, being the first director of the country's Indian Protection Bureau and supported the creation of Xingu National Park; heavy set, please contact us for shipping costs; shelved Case 7.
London: John Murray, 1844. First Edition. Octavos, 2 volumes; VG; 3/4 bound in calf, paneled spines with gilt lettering and tooling, marbled boards; library bookplate to front pastedowns of both volumes; Large folding map of "The United States" present, some minor repair; lacking publisher's ads; includes frontispieces and illustrated title pages in both volumes; interior clean; LM consignment; shelved case 1.
London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1820. Illustrated Edition. Octavos, 2 volumes; VG-; bound in contemporary full reddish-brown leather, paneled spines with gilt tooling; two labels per spine, all have worn off; elaborate gilt roll of crowns to boards; matching simple gilt roll to board edges and turn-ins; moderate rubbing and wear to boards; all edges of text blocks gilt; volume 1 has been rebacked, spine preserved; marbled endpapers; with 22 illustrated plates, plate 18 bound as frontispiece for volume 2; EB consignment; shelved case 13.
Boston: Abel Bowen, 1826. First. 12mo; VG-/No jacket; Green and red leather spine with gilt lettering; Rebound in 1/4 leather and marble boards; Binding and boards are in excellent shape with just minimal shelf or edge wear; Binding tight; Text block is greatly age toned but free of marking; Gilt edges rubbed but present; Maps intact with some small tears to folds; 252 pages. SHELVED: Case 1.
New York: Congdon & Weed, Inc., 1985. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 256 pages; VG/VG; spine pictorial with white and beige lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$16.95'; slight speckling to top edge of text block; SIGNED flat on title page as 'Bill Bryson'; extremely scarce signed; shelved case 9.
Los Angeles: Zeitlin and Ver Brugge, 1973. First limited edition (#920 of 1,000); signed by author and printer. Quarto in beige and black soft covers with beige and white case; VG/VG; black letters on spine; pages still uncut; contains 32 plates in color featuring Mexico; Guatemala; Hawaii; Fiji; and 3 Icons all printed under the artist's supervision; case also illustrated; shelved in Case # 11.
Washington: Wendell and Van Benthuysen, Printers, 1848. First Edition, House of Representatives issue. Octavo, 11, 614 pages; rebacked with contemporary calf boards preserved, new spine with label preserved, burgundy morocco with gilt lettering; moderate rubbing to boards; mild foxig throughout; First edition, House of Representatives issues of the report, containing the reports of Lieutenant Abert, Colonel Cooke, and Captain Johnson as well as that of Emory; the Senate issue only contained the Emory report; with both folding maps; profusely illustrated; shelved case 1.
Paris: Andre Cailleau, 1717. First Edition. Narrow duodecimo in original dark brown leather boards; VG/G; six-band embossed spine rebound in dark brown leatherette with burgundy frame and gold letters and gilt; original boards with shelf wear around edges and tiny indentations; binding strong due to rebound spine; boards' interiors soiled; ex-libris stamps and inscriptions on title page; paper faded and slightly foxed; text clean and very readable with occasional smaller print; edges very dusty; few full page engravings; one folded map of Mont Carmel and Caifa; contains a description of Arabia, Mecca, Sanaa, Oman and Bahrain; this journey was commissioned by King Louis XIV for Monsignor Rouille, Finance Minister; in FRENCH; app. 350 pages; shelved in Case 9.
London: Dan. Brown, et al. 1704. First Edition. 8vo, 327pp.; VG-; paneled brown spine; bound in contemporary calf, rebacked; 15 of 16 engraved plates, missing the folding engraved Formosan alphabet; some shelfwear and bumping; some pen markings on title page, minor age markings throughout, else text clean; GP consignment; shelve case 7.
Seattle, Washington: The Mountaineers, 1980. First Edition, First Printing. Large Octavo, 301 pages; VG/VG-; spine black with white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut, some closed chipping and wear to edges; with thirty-three pages of full color photographs; Inscribed on ffep by Jim Whittaker (First American to summit Mt. Everest), Jim Wickwire (First American to summit K-2), Dianne Roberts (photojournalist), and Craig Anderson.; Inscribed to Ethel Kennedy, "With whom I would share any tent, in any camp, on any mountain - anywhere. Love Kisses & Bear Hugs"; Shelved case 9.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1890. First American Edition, First Printing. Octavos, 2 volumes; VG; bound in full brown calf, black stamping and gilt titling to front boards, matching to paneled spines; all edges of text blocks gilt; mild wear and rubbing, primarily to corners, head of spines; head of volume 1 chipping; with three folding maps in rear pocket of volume 1; volume 2 also with pocket, appears unused; with 2 frontispieces and numerous illustrations; CO consignment; shelved case 9.
Tokyo, Japan: The Imperial Japanese Government Railways, 1913-1914. First Editions. 10mos., 2 volumes; G+; bound in publisher's burgundy cloth, gilt lettering; top edges of text blocks gilt; mild rubbing and fraying, including creases to spine, wear to head and tail of spine; volume 1 illustrated with 17 color folding maps, numerous black and white plates, a folding map in rear pastedown pocket, and maps pasted to endpapers; volume 2 illustrated with a color reproduction of woodcut by Shimbi Shoin, 15 color maps (including 10 folding), black and white plates, and maps pasted to endpapers; volume one leaf 207/208 and accompanying map loose but present, gutter visible; volume 2 title page through vi loose but present; small bookseller sticker to front pastedown of volume 1; with ownership name on title pages of Gertrude Emerson; shelved case 9.
London: Mathews and Leigh, 1809. Quarto, xxii, , 541 pages; VG; half bound in brown calf, paper boards, newly rebacked with new paneled spine, black label with gilt lettering; mild rubbing to boards; marbled text block; bookplate to ffep; personal library stamp to first blank leaf; with all 12 aquatint plates, including folding frontispiece, some offsetting; shelved case 9.
London: Richard Phillips, 1807. First Edition. Quarto, xv, , 468 pages; VG; half bound in brown calf, paper boards, newly rebacked with new paneled spine, black label with gilt lettering; mild rubbing to boards; marbled text block; bookplate to ffep; personal library stamp to first blank leaf; with all 21 aquatint plates, some offsetting; shelved case 9.
London: John Murray, 1847. First British Edition, First Printing. Octavo, xiii, 321 pages; VG; bound in contemporary half-burgundy calf, marbled boards, rebacked with modern burgundy cloth, gilt titling to spine; mild wear and rubbing to boards; lacking terminal ads. BAL 13655: State C of page 209, no priority; frontispiece map.; WD consignment; shelved case 2.
Toronto: The Champlain Society, 1962. Limited Edition, #563/725. tall 8vo., 410 pp., i-xv pp., VG; red cloth boards, gold lettering to spine; rounding to spine, bumping to tail; bright gilt top, mild wear to text-block; dark brown discoloration to fore-edge of gilt top; mild age-toning to text-block; ex-library: embossed stamp "Library of Giancarlo Cavagna [GAC] with "03" in blue ink to half-title page; embossed "University of Western Ontario London Library" stamp to title page and p. 101; faded "U.W.O. LIBRARY" stamp to all sides of text-block, though most visible to gilt top; very occasional stains/waving to interior, text affected yet clear and legible; marginalia in pencil mostly to pp. xiv-xv; No. 563 of 725 numbered copies; shelved case 1.
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1852. First edition. 2 Octavos; VG-/G; Blue cloth boards and spine with gilt lettering on spine; Blind stamp on boards; Edges are worn with bumping at the corners; Spines are faded and aged; Text block age toned; Fold out maps present; Wood engraved plates, some in color, some tinted; Frontispieces: color in volume 2, fold out in volume 1; chip at end paper gutter on volume 2, Binding separating from spine at the gutter near ffly on volume 1; Both volumes age-toned; Text block free of marking; 2 volumes shelved case 9 ; DS Consignment.
London: Picador, 1983. Second Printing. Large Octavo; VG-/No jacket softcover; White spine with black lettering; Some light wear to the edges and at the corners; Binding tight; One small spot of staining to the first few pages at the fore edge; NOTE: Book has been signed by Steadman with an original Illustration of Hunter S. Thompson. 158 pages. Shelve in case 2.
Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1861. First edition. Octavo; xii, 482 pp. With a folding map (tape-repaired). Original embossed blue cloth, gilt spine lettering. VG, slightly shaken, with some rubbing to spine, fraying along hinges. [Transferred from Dupont to Rockville 6/20/2016].
Dayton, O[hio]. B. F. Ells, 1840. New Edition. Octavo, 240 pages; G+; bound in period brown calf boards, newly rebacked in matching brown calf, ox-blood label with gilt lettering; moderate rubbing to boards; with frontispiece portraits of Lewis and Clarke, illustrated with 14 woodcut illustrations; entire printing somewhat light; mild foxing and age-toning to pages; small ownership stamp on rear endpaper; shelved case 1.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1935. Limited edition (500 copies); signed. Thick octavo in pale blue hardcovers with gold letters; VG; moderate soiling, discoloration and shelf wear; strong binding; text and paper clean; pp. 405; frontispiece photograph; signature on front dedicated page; several sets of photographs throughout; shelved in Case 1.
Salem: Cushing & Appleton, 1803. First American Edition. Octavos, 2 volumes; G; rebacked in modern calf with ox-blood label and gilt lettering, previous contemporary boards preserved; some water damage to interior of volume 1, including title page and map; map present in volume 1; mild age-toning to interiors; small stamp of previous ownership to sfeps, title pages; WD consignment; shelved case 9.
London: John Murray, 1857. Second Edition. Octavo, xxii-534 pages. Hard cover with no dust jacket. Good. Stated Second Edition. Book is missing the map of Persia and Afghanistan at the end. Translated from the original unpublished manuscript by Capt. William Jesse. Inscription by former owner on front end paper. Tight binding. Age toning and foxing to pages, strong in some places, but the text is clean and unmarked. Text block is toned and soiled. A small stain on frontispiece. Strong shelf wear to boards: soiling and scuffing, particularly on the spine. Red spine with gilt lettering. Shelve in Case # 7.
London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd., (1935). First Edition. Octavo; 278pp; full orange cloth; vg-/no dustjacket; spine sunned; slightly frayed and worn at spine ends, joints and corners; contents very good; clean and unmarked; illustrated with black and white photographs. Scarce. [DM Consignment]. Spine; black titles on orange cloth. Shelved in Case 9.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1896. Abridged Edition. Octavo, 547 pages; G-; bound in publisher's green cloth, gilt lettering to spine; moderate soiling and rubbing to boards; foxing to interior; webbing showing on ffep; two two tipped in TLS's, dated Feb. 3/97 and June 19/98, from James Bryce to Samuel Barker, publisher of "The American." Bryce writes about this work and mentions Woodrow Wilson before Wilson becomes President and Gladstone. Pasted to front pastedown is a newspaper photograph of Bryce and his wife. Barker Company Stamp on ffep; The American Commonwealth was first published in 1888 in three volumes; shelved case 1.
London: Elliot and Kay and C. Elliot, 1789. Revised Second Edition [First English Language Edition]. Octavo, 500 pages, VG; three-quarter-bound in brown leather, marbled boards, paneled spine with burgundy label, gilt lettering, other compartments with blind-stamped diamond design; mild shelfwear to boards, mild waving/age-toning to text-block; mild age-toning/foxing to leaves, lettering somewhat affected and faded yet legible, occasional ink blotting to lettering, occasional marginalia in ink, last leaf [i.e., pp. 499-500] separated from text-block; collation complete, gathered in 30 quires of 8 leaves, accidental omission of "the" to first line of p. 89; additional essays by various authors to this edition from p. 382 to end of volume; shelved Case 9.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1975. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo., 342 pages; VG/VG; spine black with wgite and orange lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price cut; dust jacket has mild wear to corners, head and tail of spine; INSCRIBED by Theroux on half-title page; interior clean; LP consignment; shelved case 9.
London: John Murray, 1852. First Edition. Thick, small octavo in dark green hardcovers with newly rebound 6-band embossed spine; G+; covers with moderate soiling; front board has a small dent in center edge and some fraying, chipping along fore-edge; folded map on rice paper in the front, clean tearing at crease, fragile; first chapter's paper discolored; text in tight print; pp. 510; small ex-libris stamp on end page; contains chapters on Lydia, Phrygia, Constantinople with small engravings throughout; shelved in Case # 9.
London: Chapman and Hall, 1843. First Edition. Octavos, 2 volumes; VG; bound in full green leather by Bradstreet, paneled spines with elaborate gilt tooling, gilt borders, gilt turn-ins elaborately framing the marbled endpapers; signed in gilt on front pastedowns; top edge of text block gilt; front board of volume 1 threatening to separate; Thackeray used his real name for the first time in his dedication to Charles Lever in this title; with 38 engravings by Thackery; shelved case 9.
London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1887. Second Edition. 8vos., 2 volumes; VG; spines green with gilt lettering; bound in green cloth, brown illustrated border on front board; mild shelfwear, including mild fraying to corners, wear to heads and tails of spines; frontispieces with tissue-guards; foxing to fore edge of text blocks, tissue guards; with folding map; shelved case 9.
Tielt: Lannoo Publishers, 2014. First Edition. Quarto: VG/VG+: Blue and tan spine with black text: Half DJ is in excellent condition with no apparent shelfwear, clean: Boards are strong, small stain to front board which is the only flaw, no rubbing, binding tight: Textblock is clean and pages unmarked, beautiful color photographs of the locations: 309 pp.
London: Faber and Faber, 1937. First Edition. Octavo, 268 pages; VG; fully bound in olive cloth, spine has red and blue lettering; binding has wear along the top and bottom edges, with fraying at the top and bottom of the spine, and on the fore edge corners, spine has minor discoloration; pages have dust build up along the top edge; minor age toning, have minor detachment in several locations; illustrated with photographs, charts, and a fold-out map; has an ex libris bookplate on the inside of the front board; original owner's name written on the upper corner of the ffep; signed by Auden on the sfep; shelved case 9.
Stuttgart: J. Scheible's Buchhandlung, 1839. Octavo; VG/none. Original boards, tan small veined marbling with gilt title on blue/gray label; gilt faux panels; ex libris, signature, 1858; all edges and corners, chipping and wear; text block, clean; light general toning and foxing starts; rare and scattered underlining; 796 pp. engraved frontispiece portrait of Benjamin Franklin w/tissue guard; full page engraved illustrated on title page, tables, and 48 engraved plates (each with multiple images and printed one side); spine sunned; all text edges peppered; chipping and minor loss; else very good. ---TEXT IN GERMAN SCRIPT; [The author presents his observations and comments on Canadian North America in great detail.].