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BANDELIER, A. F.
Report of an Archaeological Tour in Mexico in 1881. Papers of the Archaeological Institute of America. American Series. II.
Boston. Published for the Institute by Cupples, Upham and Company. 1885., 8vo. 23.5cm, 2nd edition, x,326,p., publishers ads., with 27 plates mainly from photographs, (1 folded, a few in colour), text illustrations, produced on fragile text paper, (plates on good quality paper), in the original pebbled red cloth, gilt spine titles, expertly restored, spine numbers removed, numbers and blind stamped on the title, very good to fine, rare The author was a famous historian and anthropologist who visited Mexico for the first time in February 1881 and spent the next six months exploring the ruins near Cholula and Oaxaca. (Cole. P7). - "The early day anthropologist and explorer visited Mexico in 1881, combining field work with historical research. The documentation in the book reflects his thorough approach which discredited the romantic school of American Indian history while paving the way for scientific critical research". Smith B29.
$454.99 Book Number: 16754 Order / Enquire
Polar Bear Express Country.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: Erin, Ontario. The Boston Mills Press. 1988., 28cm, 80p., maps, illustrations (from photographs), printed wraps, very good to fine (ads)
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BARNETT, T. Ratcliffe
The Land of Lorne and the Isles of Rest.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: London & Edinburgh. W. & R. Chambers, Limited. 1935., 12mo, 19cm, second edition, 199p., frontis, 15 illustrations, grey blue cloth stamped in dark blue, wanting the front free fly, small abrasion on the verso of the frontis else a fine copy (sc).
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BARROW, Sir John, (1764-1848).
A Description of Pitcairn's Island and Its Inhabitants. With An Authentic Account of the Mutiny Of The Ship Bounty and of the subsequent fortunes of the mutineers.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: New York. Printed and Published by J.& J. Harper. 1832., 16mo, 15.5cm, first US edition, [viii],303p., preliminary ads., with 2 engraved plates, in the original printed tan cloth over boards, usual foxing, cloth slightly dust soiled, some slight wear at the edges else a very good to fine sound copy (tgc). - Harper's Family Library, No XXXI.
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Brasil Terra de Contrastes.
Sao Paulo. Difusa Europeia Do Livro. 1959., 21cm, 253p., 5 plates, previous owner's name on half-title, green printed wraps, a few small chips and light wear along the edges, a very good copy in very good jacket (S3.4)
$17.50 Book Number: 16343 Order / Enquire
BATES, H.W. (Edited by)
Illustrated Travels: A Record of Discovery, Geography, and Adventure. With Engravings from Original Drawings by Celebrated Artists.
Tenafly, New Jersey, U.S.A.: London & New York. Cassell Peter, and Gilpin. N.d. [c.1880}., folio. 31.5cm, 4 volumes in two, ,378 & viii,376 and viii,376 & viii,376pp., with c.750 plates and illustrations from engravings including maps, bound in full polished hard tan calf, gilt decorated raised bands, full gilt decorative stamping in the panels, double crushed morocco labels, gilt ruled borders on the boards, marbled endpapers and edges, a very good to fine set, 4 volumes of six
$279.99 Book Number: 9148 Order / Enquire
Hanoverian and Saxon Scenery, from Drawings by Lieut. Colonel Batty.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: London. Robert Jennings. 1829., sm4to, 26cm, the first edition, [iv], pp., with engraved vignette title page, steel engraved frontis & 60 steel engraved plate views & 60 engraved text illustrations with French and English text plate descriptions, complete, in full contemporary black calf, expertly rebacked, gilt ruled and decorated wide raised bands, elaborated full gilt decorations in the panels, gilt titles, original boards with wide elaborately decorated boards and blind decorated borders in the center panels, inner wide gilt dentelles, black satin doublure endpapers, all edges gilt, a clean copy without the usual foxing, the illustrations are bright clear early strikes of these attractive plates, in an elegant fine binding (194). ~ Brunet I-702. Hunnisett 133. Artistic scenic views of Hanover (then under the British crown) and Saxony as well as Denmark, including eight views of Copenhagen. Batty was the most celebrated of the amateur topographical artists whose work found its way into print at the time.
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The New Tale of a Tub. An Adventure in Verse. With Illustrations; designed by J.S. Cotton, Lithographed by Aubry.
Tenafly, New Jersey, U.S.A.: London. Edward Puckle. 1845., folio. 33.5cm, 4th edition, 16p., with 7 tinted lithographed plates, (including frontis), some slight foxing mainly on the margins, in the original blind decorated cloth with gilt stamped pictorial decoration on the upper cover, rebacked, a fine copy (ds11). - The author was the editor of the Illustrated London Daily News. This is an amusing tale in verse, of two men of Bengal who find a barrel or tub filled with food or grub and after a picnic encounter a Bengal tiger and are utimately saved by the tub.
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On An Irish Jaunting-Car, Through Donegal and Connemara.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: New York & London. Harper & Bros. ., 21cm, the first edition, 138p., plus 32 plates from photographs, in original pictorial (jaunty car) green cloth, blocked in black, white, brown and gilt title panel rising above the mountain horizon, gilt spine titles, t.e.g., author's unsigned presentation copy, some wear or fading in the upper cover title panel else a very good copy of this period classic (s9.1) One of the most attractive pictorial cloth binding on Ireland.
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On An Irish Jaunting-Car, Through Donegal andConnemara.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: New York & London. Harper & Bros. 1902., 8vo, 21cm, the firstedition, 138p., plus 32 plates from photographs, in original pictorial(jaunty car) green cloth, blocked in black, white, brown and gilt titlepanel rising above the mountain horizon, gilt spine titles, t.e.g.,author's unsigned presentation copy, some slight wear on the corner, someslight fading in the white cover titles, but a very good copy. (ids) Oneof the most attractive pictorial cloth binding on Ireland. While thisbook has been a fairly common it is now difficult to fine in acceptablecondition.
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BEALS, Herbert K. (Edited by, and others)
Four Travel Journals. TheAmericas, Antarctica and Africa, 1775-1874. (Third Series, No.18).
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: London. TheHakluyt Society, published by Ashgate. 2007., 24.5cm, x,404p., illustrations, 8maps, index, blue cloth, a fine copy in fine jacket. (Tr)
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Rachel and the New World. A Trip to the United States and Cuba. Translated from the French.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: New York. Dix, Edwards & Co. 1856., 12mo, 18cm, 2nd edition, xiv,404p., original green blind stamped decorated cloth, spine sunned & chipped across the top one inch include some title stamping loss, dark library number on the spine, the boards and interior are fine, a good to very good working copy (tds). Sabin 4210. The travels through New York, Boston, Philadelphia , Florida and Cuba in 1856 of the great French actress, Rachel Felix. Written in a humorous vein, the author intended the writings to be published in the French daily "Le Figaro".
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Vathek with The Episodes of Vathek. Edited witha Historical Introduction and Notes by Guy Chapman.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: [London]. Printedat the University Press, Cambridge, for Constable and Company & HoughtonMifflin. 1929., 8vo. 22.5cm, in 2 volumes, xxv,176 & vii,162pp., on laidpaper, limited to 1000 sets, with 8 plates including a colour frontisview of Fonthill Abbey, appendices, original dark blue cloth, gilt spinetitles and decorations, t.e.g., very good to fine (lgc) ~ Anauthoritative and comprehensive edition.
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Italy; With Sketches of Spain and Portugal. By the Author of "Vathek." In Two Volumes.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: London. Richard Bentley. 1834., 8vo, 21.5cm, 2nd edition (revised), in 2 volumes, xv,371 & xv, 381pp., in contemporary half dark blue calf, gilt ruled raised bands, full gilt decorations and borders in the panels, double crushed crimson morocco labels, gilt titles, marbled boards, endpapers and edges, wear or pealing area re-stained, 2cm section clipped from upper title page in Vol. I (not affecting titles), a very good attractively bound set (Tds). - Gotlieb 89 (p43). First published in 1783 as "Dreams, Waking Thoughts and Incidents" which was suppressed and of which only six copies survived. This second edition omits some and adds letters from his second Italian Journey and from Spain and Portugal in 1782.
$399.99 Book Number: 28597 Order / Enquire
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: New York & London. G.P. Putnam & Sons., 1927. 8vo. 22cm, xiii,248p., with 60 plates and illustrations, index, illustrated endpaper, bookplate, decorated blue cloth, very good to fine copy.(ds3.4). Beebe was director of Tropical Research of the New York Zoological Society and spent seventeen months in the Far East gathering material for a Monograph of the Pheasants.
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