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.
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.
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; 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.
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: 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.
Mexico: Lara, 1844. First edition. Octavos in black gilt hardcovers with red leather spine and gold letters; VG; moderate shelf wear on boards with tiny white stains; spine slightly discolored; edges slightly foxed; paper age-toned, clean with tight text; pp. 285 and 319; folded map at the end; contains Mexican calendar with symbolism; research on maps, and sacrifices; in Spanish; shelved in Case # 7; IR consignment.
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.
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 6.
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.
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 # 10.
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.
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.
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].
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.
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 1].
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: Constable & Company, Ltd, 1911. Quarto, 343pp. Hardcover without jacket. Head edge gilt. Bumping and shelf-wear. Light rubbing and soiling to clothbound boards. Previous owner's book-plate to front paste down end-page. Age-toning to front free end page. Foxing to text block, not affecting text. Two folded maps bound into rear in VG condition. Hinge starting. Binding shaken but sturdy. Good copy only. case 9 Spine is green cloth with gilt text.
London: John Murray, 1864. First Edition. 8vo., 402pp.; VG; bound in green cloth, gilt lettering on spine; bumping to corners, head and tail of spine; general mild shelfwear and rubbing; 2 maps both in excellent condition; 11 plates, including the frontispiece with tissue guard, plus the vignette on the title page; mild age-toning; shelved 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.
London: Hurst and Blackett, 1934. First Edition. Octavo in two volumes, 286/289 pages; both Very Good-; blue cloth with gilt lettering; rare; some shelf wear and bumping, binding tight, front free endpaper has 2" split along inside hinge from head edge, hinges secure, former owner's book plate on inside of half title page, scattered foxing throughout, particularly to title pages, index, and last pages of both volumes, else text block clean; includes 5 color illustrations and 51 coastline illustrations bound throughout text on gloss paper;.
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.
Calcutta: Thacker, Spink and Co., 1903. First edition. Octavo, 613pp. Hardcover without jacket. Bumping and shelf-wear. Soiling to green clothbound boards. Rubbing and sunning to spine. Includes two fold out maps-- one bound in at front and another at rear-- and two folded loose maps stored at front. Loose, folded chart of transportation prices stored in rear. Hinges starting. Spine cocked. Binding is sturdy. Good copy only. Inscribed by the author on the dedication page. Shelve: CASE #3 Spine is green with faded gilt text.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1857. Early Reprint. Octavo, 624 pages; G; bound in 3/4 brown leather, marbled boards, spine paneled with burgundy label and gilt lettering; some repair to tail end of front hinge; moderate rubbing and wear to binding; marbled text block and endpapers; sticker to front pastedown; some water-staining along edges of text block; with 9 folding maps; numerous full-page tinted lithographs and in-text woodcuts; lacking the suppressed "Public Bath at Simoda" plate at p. 408; shelved case 9.
New York: Random House, 1930. Limited Edition. Quarto; VG in VG- slipcase; Case has some wear to all edges, case spine is faded with title label's lettering almost vanished; Book has some light wear to the edges, corners; Outer edge of text block is age toned, interior excellent; Book has been SIGNED by Kent and is numbered 271 out of an edition of 900. Case 10. RD Consignment.
London: Edward Arnold, 1897. no edition given. large octavo, G+/no DJ, burgundy spine with faded gilt text: shelfwear; corners & spine ends bumped and worn; front hinge cracked; POS on ffep verso; gutter cracked in two places; text block age-toned, with minor foxing to first 10 pages, including ffep & tissue covering frontispiece, frontispiece itself NOT affected; minor pencil marks on several pages, text block else clean. All plates and maps present, including frontispiece, 1 fold-out map and 7 extended maps (2 closed tears in margins of fold-out map, map itself not affected; all other maps & plates fine). Shelve in glass case.
London: George Philip & Son, 1889. Octavo, 488pp.; G; No DJ as issued; spine brown with five raised ridges, gilt lettering, some cracking; cloth covers, front cover torn away from spine two inches along the bottom, still sturdy and attached to endpaper, all four corners have cover peeling, minor shelfwear and rubbing; name and date written in blue pen on first page; all plates present, some detached from binding; physical map of south-western morocco cut from page 1 and moved to page 488, facing geographic map of south-western morocco, only one of three pages of the physical map remain, the geological map is fully intact; text block unevenly cut; shelved case 12.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1922. First Edition, Publisher's date code B-W (February, 1922). Octavo; 155pp; No date on title page. No indication of reprinting. Likely a very early reprint. Hardcover in pictorial paper-covered boards with matching dustwrapper. Dustjacket largely worn and chipped; one half of rear jacket lost; four inches of dustjacket spine 1/2 lost; pictorial jacket front cover almost entirely intact. Dustjacket now housed in mylar wrap; boards a bit wrinkled and occasionally dented; contents very good throughout and illustrated with black and white photographs. Most copies of this title lack the jacket. In this case the jacket has protected the underlying matching pictorial/printed front cover and spine quite well, which is in very good condition. Small bump to center of bottom front edge. Short repaired partial split on upper rear exterior hinge, only visible from the rear. [Spine; brown titles on tan paper with white paper at lost areas]. Shelve in Case 13.
Leipzig: Karl Baedeker, 1938. Second Edition. 12mo., 270 pages; VG; flexible red boards with gilt text on front and spine; text block marbled; 28 maps, 28 plans, 14 coats of arms; attached ribbon bookmark; mild bumping to spine and covers; bookplate to front pastedown; text in German; shelved case 9.
London: John Murray, 1831. First Croker Edition. 8vos., VG; recased, quarter-bound, red title labels with gold lettering affixed to gray cloth spines, blue paper boards; mild wear to boards; red fore- and bottom-edges, age-toning/fading to text-blocks; new clean endpapers, ex libris bookplate to front paste-downs; occasional mild foxing/staining/marginalia and other markings to interiors (more so to Vols. I-II), text clear and legible; frontispieces, areas of age-toning to title pages due to frontispieces (save for Vol. IV); name of previous owner in pencil to title pages; VOL. I [water damage to top margins of leaves from front endpapers to p. xlv; circular indent to p. 225 (likely water damage), affects pp. 226-280, text unaffected; VOL. II [water damage to top of text-block, affects top margins of leaves from front endpapers to p. 1]; VOL. III [slight cocking to spine, front board somewhat shaken, binding strong]; shelved above Case 12.
Philadelphia, PA: Historical Publishing Company, 1889. New Edition. Quarto, 606 pages,  ads; VG-; bound in publisher's olive cloth, olive lettering and black palm tree on spine; spine cocked; age-toning to pages; profusely illustrated with 500 engravings, some in color; frontispiece with tissue-guard slightly bled onto title page; sticker of the "Library Baltimore Academy of the Visitation' on front pastedown; MA consignment; shelved case 9.
New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1967. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 118 pages; VG/VG-; spine teal with yellow lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$3.95'; some chipping to dust jacket, primarily to head and tail of spine, corners; faint remnants of a sticker to front flap; small amount of pencil writing to ffep; shelved case 9.