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Travels in North-America, in the years 1780-1782. Translated from the French by an English Gentleman (J.Kent) who resided in America at that Period.....
London: Robinson, 1787. 2 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. A wonderful 18th century calf binding with gilt bands, superb twin labels and splendid floral gilt tooling to the panels. An ornate gilt fillet frames the speckled boards. With the 2 folding engraved maps and 3 folding engraved plates. The first English edition of what has been described as "The first trustworthy record of life in the United States." Howes. U.S. Iana. Slight superficial loss to a long defunct insect to the foot of volume 2 and slight rubbing and marking the the boards but overall in excellent condition. With the bookplate of Vane Londonderry. From the library of Charles William Vane (formerly Stewart), third Marquess of Londonderry. Vane…(more)
London: Robinson, 1787. 2 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. A wonderful 18th century calf binding with gilt bands, superb twin labels and splendid floral gilt tooling to the panels. An ornate gilt fillet frames the speckled boards. With the 2 folding engraved maps and 3 folding engraved plates. The first English edition of what has been described as "The first trustworthy record of life in the United States." Howes. U.S. Iana. Slight superficial loss to a long defunct insect to the foot of volume 2 and slight rubbing and marking the the boards but overall in excellent condition. With the bookplate of Vane Londonderry. From the library of Charles William Vane (formerly Stewart), third Marquess of Londonderry. Vane served with distinction throughout the Peninsula War. His dashing and dandified portrait by Sir Thomas Lawrence is at the National Portrait Gallery. He amassed magnificent libraries in his various Country Houses. The Marquis of Chastellux, French general and author. In 1870 he went to the U.S., where he served with honour for 3 years, as Major General, in Rochambeau's forces. He was a personal friend of George Washington. This work contains reminiscences of Washington, La Fayette and General Knox amongst many others. It abounds, not only with observations of importance, but also with details of even the most trifling, but fascinating, incidents that bad roads, inconvenient inns, and distracted times usually afford.(less)More details Price: £2,900.00
The Cooper Vignettes. India Proofs Before Letter.
New York: James G. Gregory, 1862. Full crushed morocco, 15 inches tall. Magnificently Bound by Riviere with gilt raised bands, exceptionally fine gilt tooled panels and a sequence of gilt rolls framing the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Complete with Engraved portrait, engraved title page and a further 62 superb engravings illustrating the novels of James Fenimore Cooper. With some original paper wraps bound in. Some superficial scratching to the lower board. A spectacular example of this finely produced work.More details Price: £1,250.00
Sport with Gun and Rod in American Woods and Waters.
Edinburgh: David Douglas, 1884. 2 volume set, 11 inches tall. An elegant full crushed morocco by Zaehnsdorf with gilt raised bands and the panels and boards framed with gilt pallets and rolls. Wide gilt dentelles and gilt top edges. Armorial bookplates. 11 Japan mounted proofs and hundreds of woodcut illustrations throughout.More details Price: £1,250.00
The Works of William H. Prescott. (Comprising: The Conquest of Mexico; The Conquest of Peru; Ferdinand and Isabella; Charles the Fifth; Philip the Second; Biographical and Critical Miscellanies).
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1875-77. 15 volume set, 7 1/2 inches tall. A smart set of these great histories in Victorian half calf with gilt raised bands and fine gilt tooling to the panels. Portraits. A splendid set of the works of this great American historian.More details Price: £1,000.00
The United States.
London: Longman et al., 1830-1832. 2 volume set, 6 1/2 inches tall. Exquisite little set with gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels and triple labels. Note the spectacular volume label. The tree calf boards are framed within an ornate floral gilt roll. Each title page has an engraved vignette. This 2 volume set constituted the first part of 'The History of the Western World' But is complete in itself. From the library of Edward Nicholas Hurt, most of whose books were of this highest quality.More details Price: £950.00
Seven Years Residence in the Great Deserts of North America.
London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1860. 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A splendid full calf binding with gilt raised bands, twin labels and elegant gilt tooling to the panels. Folding map, 58 full page tinted wood cuts and 3 plates of ancient Indian music. An ink inscription on the first blank on 'leaving Eton' dated 1867. A superb set of this profusely illustrated work.More details Price: £900.00
The Homes of the New World; Impressions of America.
London: Arthur Hall, 1853. 3 volume set, 8 inches tall. A neat Mid-Victorian half calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and gilt centre tool to the panels. Engraved frontispieces and title pages. A previous owner, Abraham Dawson(?), has left his name, dated 1862, on the second title page, and has left a neat manuscript list of contents on the reverse of the title pages and a page number on the engraved title page of volume 1.More details Price: £500.00
The History of the Discovery and Conquest of America.
Halifax: William Milner, 1844. Full morocco, 5.5 inches tall. A superb gilt embossed binding with gilt panels, boards and titles. All edges gilt. Portrait, engraved title page and 2 folding maps. Ink inscription on free endpaper dated Xmas, 1845.More details Price: £300.00
History of the Conquest of Mexico.
London: Allen & Unwin, 1925. Full Calf, 8 1/2 inches tall. A sparkling tree calf by Bickers with gilt raised bands, contrasting twin labels and fine gilt tooling to the panels. A gilt roll frames the gilt prize block. Eton prize bookplate. A splendid copy of this great American history.More details Price: £200.00