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BELOW, Ernst [1845-1910].
Mexiko. Stizzen und Typen aus dem Italien der neuen Welt.
Berlin: Allgemeiner Berein für Deutsche Litteratur, 1899..
8vo. pp. xvii, 362 + [5]ads. 6 plates. original cloth. Second Edition.
$128 USD                          Book Number: MLOxiBEL84                         Order / Enquire



BISHOP, William Henry.
Mexico California And Arizona Being A New And Revised Edition Of Old Mexico And Her Lost Provinces.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1889..
8vo. pp. xii, [2], 569, 6(ads). frontis. map. numerous plates & text illus. (many full-page). original decorative cloth (small label on spine otherwise fine). from the library of Canadian author, Thomas Conant [1842-1905].
$154 USD                          Book Number: MSHxiBIS21                         Order / Enquire



CALDERON DE LA BARCA, Frances Erskine (Inglis), Marchioness] [1804-1882].
Life In Mexico, During A Residence Of Two Years In That Country. By Madame C_______ De La B____.With A Preface, By W.H.Prescott.
London: Chapman And Hall, 1843..
8vo. pp. xiv, 437. music in the text. modern half morocco, t.e.g. First London Edition (?). Sabin and NUC also cite a Chapman and Hall London edition of the same year with slightly different collation: pp. xii, 436. Including remarks on politics, carnivals, convents and churches, bull-fighting, gambling, servants, feasts and festivals, opera and theatre, leading men, volcanoes, Indian superstitions, &c. The author was the Scottish wife of the Spanish Minister to the United States, who was sent on a special mission to Mexico after Independence. "One of the classic writings of nineteenth-century travel.due to her position, [she] was able to become intimately acquainted with Mexican society and had access to any information she sought.This is probably the most important record of the social life of the country at that time" (Hill). "This is the earliest and most balanced first-hand account of Mexico to be written by a woman." (Robinson) According to Robinson, her book was so detailed that it was used by the American army as a guide during the campaign against Mexico in 1847. Hill p. 43. Robinson, Wayward Women, p. 233. cfSabin 9889.
$513 USD                          Book Number: MMafe, M59                         Order / Enquire



CASTILLO, Bernal Diaz Del.
The Memoirs Of The Conquistador Bernal Diaz Del Castillo Written By Himself.Translated From The Original Spanish By John Ingram Lockhart.
London: J.Hatchard And Son, 1844..
2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xvi, 399; viii, 416. original blind-stamped cloth, rebacked with spines mounted (corners bit frayed). First Edition of the Lockhart Translation of this account of the discovery and conquest of Mexico and New Spain written by the Spanish conquistador. Howgego C71. Sabin 19983.
$410 USD                          Book Number: MSTeCAST67                         Order / Enquire



CORTÉS, Hernan[do] [1485-1547].
Cartas Y Relaciones De Hernan Cortés Al Emperador Carlos V Colegidas É Ilustradas Por Don Pascual De Gayangos.
Paris: Imprenta Central De Los Ferro-Carriles, A.Chaix Y Ca, 1866..
large 8vo. pp. li, 575. with half-title. Uncut & unopened in original printed wrs. (wrs. bit chipped, some scattered light foxing). "This is the only collection of all the known writings of Cortés, and of papers directly relating to him. The collection consists of thirty pieces, that may be classified as follows: Letters and Memorials to the Emperor and Queen, 16; letters and memorials of an official nature, 53; narratives relating to occurrences in Mexico, 53; reports, orders, etc., 4. A small edition only was printed, of which but few were offered for sale." (Sabin) "Besides the Cortés letters, this distinguished scholar included in this book various other contemporary documents relating to the Conquest, embracing letters sent to Cortés' lieutenants; and he also added an important introduction. He included the fifth letter for the first time in the series, and drew upon the archives of Vienna and Simancas with advantage." (Winsor) Howgego C193. Sabin 16942. Valle 49. Winsor II p. 408.
$410 USD                          Book Number: MRTrtCOR43                         Order / Enquire



GILBERTI, Maturino.
Un Manuscrito Tarasco Del Siglo XVI. Atribuido al sabio e ilustre misionero Fr. Maturino Gilberti. Encontrado por el Sr. Pbro. Dr. F.Plancarte.
Mexico: Tip. de Abadiano, 1888..
8vo. [ff. 9]. title in red & black with woodcut vignette. An uncut & unopened copy, bound in old vellum (some marginal soiling & staining, few marginal tears). First Edition. Facsimile reproduction of a sixteenth century manuscript in the Tarascan language, attributed to Maturino Gilberti, an early missionary in the province of Michoacán.
$282 USD                          Book Number: MLBMGILB62                         Order / Enquire



GILLIAM, Albert M.
Travels In Mexico, During The Years 1843 And 44; Including A Description Of California, The Principal Cities And Mining Districts of That Republic; The Oregon Territory, Etc.
Aberdeen: George Clark And Son & Ipswich: J.M.Burton, 1847..
12mo. pp. vi, [7]-312. with half-title. untrimmed in original blind & gilt-stamped cloth (spine & corners worn & chipped, front joint cracked). Second (first UK) Edition, with maps and plates omitted. "Although appointed to serve as United States Consul in San Francisco, Gilliam seems not to have come any closer to California than his stay in Mexico. Of particular interest in his book are the parts dealing with Oregon, California, and the Texan Revolution and subsequent annexation by the United States." (Wagner-Camp) Howes G-179. Sabin 27412. Soliday I 916. Wagner-Camp 120c:2. cfCowan p. 97. cfGraff 1554. cfRaines p. 94.
$256 USD                          Book Number: MLLavGIL95                         Order / Enquire



GILLIAM, Albert M.
Travels In Mexico, During The Years 1843 And 44; Including A Description Of California, The Principal Cities And Mining Districts of That Republic; The Oregon Territory.
Aberdeen: George Clark And Son & Ipswich: J.M.Burton, 1847..
12mo. pp. vi, [7]-312. with half-title. original blind & gilt-stamped cloth (recased). Second (First UK) Edition, with maps and plates omitted. "Although appointed to serve as United States Consul in San Francisco, Gilliam seems not to have come any closer to California than his stay in Mexico. Of particular interest in his book are the parts dealing with Oregon, California, and the Texan Revolution and subsequent annexation by the United States." (Wagner-Camp) Howes G-179. Sabin 27412. Soliday I 916. Wagner-Camp 120c:2. cfCowan p. 97. cfGraff 1554. cfRaines p. 94.
$350 USD                          Book Number: elala3294                         Order / Enquire



HALE, E[dward] E[verett] [1822-1909] & Susan HALE [1833-1910].
A Family Flight Through Mexico.
Boston: D. Lothrop And Company, [1886]..
8vo. pp. 301. numerous text illus. (many full-page). original black & gilt-stamped decorative cloth (extremities frayed). First Edition. A fictionalized account of a family's adventures in Mexico written for young readers. Smith H7.
$179 USD                          Book Number: MLEFaHAL95                         Order / Enquire



HEWETT, Edgar Lee.
Ancient Life In Mexico And Central America.
Indianapolis & New York: Bobbs-Merrill Company, [1936]..
8vo. pp. xx, [2], [23]-364. frontis. & 19 double-sided plates. maps on end leaves. index. cloth (spine bit discoloured else VG). First Edition.
$75 USD                          Book Number: dola726                         Order / Enquire



LE PLONGEON, Augustus [1826-1908].
Queen Móo And The Egyptian Sphinx.
New York: The Author, 1900..
8vo. pp. 7 p.l., [vii]-lxv, 277. with half-title. title in red & black. 75 plates (incl. 2 portraits & map) & numerous text illus. original cloth, t.e.g., others untrimmed (extremities bit rubbed). Second Edition. Between 1873 and 1884 the French-American author and amateur archaeologist together with his wife and collaborator, Alice Dixon Le Plongeon, travelled extensively in the Yucatan (Uxmal, Chicén-Itzá, Izamal, Isla Mujeres, Cozumel, Cancún, and Ake), to study and photograph ancient Mayan sites, buildings, architectural details, and artifacts. The Le Plongeons believed that these sites were the cradle of civilization, which subsequently travelled east, first to Atlantis and finally to ancient Egypt.
$200 USD                          Book Number: elala5246                         Order / Enquire



LOSA, Francisco De.
La Vie Du Bienheureux Grégoire Lopez.De la Traduction de Mr. Arnauld d'Andilly. Sur l'Exemplaire imprimé à Madrid en 1658.
Paris: Pierre Le Petit, 1674..
12mo. pp. 10 p.l., 420. frontis. portrait engraved by N. Pitau. woodcut ornaments & intials. contemporary mottled calf, gilt back (extremities worn, short splits in joints, several institutional blind & rubberstamps, front flyleaf defective). First Edition of the French Translation by Arnauld d'Andilly of this biography of "one of the most successful of the early missionaries among the Indians of New Spain." (Sabin) Gregorio Lopez [1542-1596] spent over thirty years in Mexico (1562-1596), principally in the pueblo of Santa Fé, where he lived among the Chichimecos Indians. Losa's account was first issued in Mexico in 1613. Bell L494. Brunet III 1178. European Americana 674/120. JCB III p. 280. Medina III 1568. Sabin 42582.
$410 USD                          Book Number: MSAVLOSA43                         Order / Enquire



MAYER, Brantz [1809-1879].
Mexico, Aztec, Spanish And Republican.With A View Of The Ancient Aztec Empire And Civilization; A Historical Sketch Of The Late War; And Notices Of New Mexico And California.
Hartford: S.Drake And Company, 1852..
2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. 2 p.l., 433; 398, [1]. 1 engraved map, 2 steel-engraved frontis. portraits, 45 wood-engraved plates & numerous text illus. (some full-page). original embossed roan, gilt backs (front joints cracked, tape repair to head of Vol. I spine, some light to moderate foxing, most plates evenly toned). bookplate of American artist Frederic Remington. First Edition, Second Printing. The author was secretary of the United States Legation in Mexico from 1841 to 1844. The first volume is devoted to a history of Mexico, with Volume II containing discussion of population, manners and customs, agriculture, emigration, trade and commerce, military, and the church, followed by a more detailed view of the boundaries, products, trade and population of the individual states. Book VI in Volume II, pp. [349-399] deals with the territory of New Mexico and California, with views of Santa Fe, Pyramid Lake, Sierra Nevada Pass, Shastl Peak, and San Francisco Bay. Sabin 47100.
$649 USD                          Book Number: elala3305                         Order / Enquire



NORDHOFF, Charles [1830-1901].
Peninsular California Some Account Of The Climate, Soil, Productions, And Present Condition Chiefly Of The Northern Half Of Lower California.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1888..
8vo. pp. 130, [6]ads. 12 full-page illus. & 2 maps (1 double-page). original blind-stamped cloth (extremities trifle frayed, covers scuffed). First Edition.
$256 USD                          Book Number: MRDniNOR71                         Order / Enquire



PALAFOX Y MENDOZA, Juan De [1600-1659].
Vida Interior Del Excelentissimo, Señor D. Juan De Palafox Y Mendoza.
Brussels: François Foppens, 1682..
8vo. pp. 32 p.l., 182, 185-380, 383-404 [complete as issued]. title & each page of text within typographical border. woodcut ornaments & initial. contemporary vellum (edges worn, ties wanting, inner hinges split, some worming, mainly to margins but affecting text in last 6 gatherings, 2 other holes in blank portion of title). First Edition. Palafox De Mendoza was appointed in 1639 Bishop of Angelopolis (Puebla de los Ángeles) in Mexico. In his efforts to protect the natives from Spanish cruelty, he forbade any methods of conversion other than persuasion, and met with bitter opposition from the Jesuits. Palau and Peeters-Fontainas call for an engraving, not present here and not mentioned by the other bibliographies. European Americana 682/134. Howgego P9. JCB p. 105. Medina 1733. Palau 209799. Peeters-Fontainas 1033. Sabin 58303.
$1249 USD                          Book Number: elala2601                         Order / Enquire


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