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EXTRACT Eens Briefs uyt Vlissingen, Inhoudende een Roef-Praatje.
The Hague: D.H. van Waaldorp [ie. Antwerp: H.Verdussen], 1650..
small 4to. pp. 24. woodcut title vignette. modern wrs. Including comments on the West-Indische Compagnie and Brazil. Alden 650/65.
$256 USD                          Book Number: STREXTRA66                         Order / Enquire




FRANSCH Praetie. Sic vos non vobis.
Münster: N.Staets, 1646..
small 4to. [ff. 12]. stitched as issued (some dampstaining & foxing, upper gutter margins nibbled affecting a few letters). Commenting on the negotiations at Münster and French and Spanish foreign policy, notably Spanish "extremes" in Brazil. Alden 646/69 (incorrectly citing pp. 12).
$256 USD                          Book Number: SANFRANS35                         Order / Enquire



AYMÉ, J[ean] J[acques] [1752-1818].
Déportation Et Naufrage De J.J.Aymé, Ex-Législateur.Avec Quelques observations sur cette Colonie et sur les Nègres.
Paris: Maradan, [1800]..
8vo. pp. 269, [25] + 11(ads). with half-title. Uncut & unopened in original wrs., rebacked in paper preserving original printed spine label (spine chipped). First Edition. A description of the colony for political exiles at Cayenne in French Guiana and account of the author's own banishment there as a royalist in 1798 and subsequent escape. Included at the end is a twenty-five page table providing names and details respecting those exiled to Cayenne in 1798 along with Aymé. Sabin 2521. Bell A381. Howgego L37. cfJCB II 4064.
$500 USD                          Book Number: SMÉpoAYM52                         Order / Enquire



BENOIT, P[ierre] J[acques] [1782-1854].
Voyage À Surinam Description Des Possessions Néerlandaises Dans La Guyane.
Brussels: Société Des Beaux-Arts - Gérants: De Wasme Et Laurent, 1839.
folio. pp. 2 p.l., 76. with half-title. text in double columns. 100 illus. on 50 lithographed plates (incl. additional title). contemporary half chagrin, gilt back (rubbed, some foxing throughout). laid in 8vo. 10-leaf list of plates in wrs. First Edition. Benoit describes Surinam's history, geography, population, commerce, diseases, arts, religion, sorcery, plantations, natural history, manners, customs and costume of the native Indians, negro slaves and maroons, the slave trade, and exports. The handsome lithographed plates, executed on stone by Madou and Lauters after drawings by the author, present a graphic view of the country and life there. Included are views of Paramaribo, villages, public buildings, markets, plantation houses, dances, games, festivals, a funeral procession, costume, washing, billard-playing, dwelling interiors, Indian utensils, jungle scenes, natural history plates, &c. There is also a fine depiction of a slave auction. Cundall 1717. Sabin 4737.
$6407 USD    Book Number: SNOyaBEN13         Order / Enquire




BINGLEY, Rev. William.
Travels In South America. From Modern Writers, With Remarks And Observations; Exhibiting A Connected View Of The Geography And Present State Of That Quarter Of The Globe.
London; Printed For John Sharpe By C.Whittingham, Chiswick, 1820..
12mo. pp. 6 p.l., 346, [2]ads. with half-title. lacking the plates. untrimmed in original cloth (spine ends frayed, label worn & chipped, narrow strip clipped from upper margin of title). First Edition. Sabin 5464 (calling for 2 plates).
$103 USD                          Book Number: SNGavBIN92                         Order / Enquire



BISSEL, Johann.
Argonauticon Americanorum, Sive, Historiae Periculorum Petri De Victoria, Ac Sociorum Eius, Libri XV.
Munich: Lucas Straub.Johann Wagner, 1647..
12mo. pp. 12 p.l., 480, [12]index. woodcut device on title. engraved title. engraved map on verso of )(12. An excellent copy in old mottled vellum. First Edition. Although generally described as an edited and expanded translation of Pedro Goveo de Victoria's Relación de su Naufragio.en la costa del Perú (1610), it is in fact an historical romance based on that account of the Spanish Jesuit's travels and perilous adventures in Peru, Bahamas, Antilles, and Panama, and his final arrival at the Jesuit mission in Lima in 1597. Alden 647/28. Bell V137. Borba de Moraes I p. 108. Brunet I 955. JCB I 360. Medina 1094. Sabin 99443. cfLeclerc 67.
$1025 USD                          Book Number: SSSgoBIS16                         Order / Enquire



BOLINGBROKE, Henry [1785-1855].
A Voyage To the Demerary, Containing A Statistical Account Of The Settlements There, And Of Those On The Essequebo, The Berbice, And Other Contiguous Rivers Of Guyana.
London: Printed For Richard Phillips by Stevenson and Matchett, [1807]..
4to. pp. 6 p.l., 400. folding engraved map (frontis.). contemporary sprinkled calf, gilt arms on covers of the Society of Writers to the Signet (rubbed, joints partly cracked, lacking spine label, some spotting to map). First Edition. An important historical and descriptive account of the English colonies of Berbice, Demerara and Essequibo, later called British Guiana, which had been annexed from the Dutch in 1803. Bolingbroke, who was a deputy vendue master at Surinam, was a resident of Stabroek (Demerary) for almost seven years, 1799-1805. Included are sections on geography, natural history, coffee and sugar cultivation, the Dutch plantations, the Van Hoorn Company, local customs, the aboriginals, the practice of slavery, &c. "The author holds the north South American mainland to be more important to Great Britain than the West India islands, and urges that the latter rather than the former be used in future peace settlements which might require territorial cessions. Supports the slave trade." (Ragatz) The work was edited for publication by William Taylor. Sabin 6182. Ragatz p. 220.
$1998 USD                          Book Number: elala671                         Order / Enquire



BOLINGBROKE, Henry [1785-1855].
A Voyage To The Demerary, Containing A Statistical Account Of The Settlements There, And Of Those On The Essequebo, The Berbice, And Other Contiguous Rivers Of Guyana.
London: Printed For Richard Phillips By B. McMillan, 1809..
4to. pp. 120, [4]index. folding engraved map (frontis.). modern bds. (foxing to map & a few leaves). Second Edition, abridged from the first of 1807. An historical and descriptive account of the English colonies of Berbice, Demerara and Essequibo, later called British Guiana, which had been annexed from the Dutch in 1803. Bolingbroke, who was a deputy vendue master at Surinam, was a resident of Stabroek (Demerary) for almost seven years, 1799-1805. Included are sections on geography, natural history, coffee and sugar cultivation, the Dutch plantations, the Van Hoorn Company, local customs, the aboriginals, the practice of slavery, &c. "The author holds the north South American mainland to be more important to Great Britain than the West India islands, and urges that the latter rather than the former be used in future peace settlements which might require territorial cessions. Supports the slave trade." (Ragatz) Sabin 6182n. cfRagatz p. 220.
$450 USD                          Book Number: elala3238                         Order / Enquire



BRETT, W.H.
Indian Missions In Guiana.
London: George Bell, 1851..
8vo. pp. ix, [1], 301. 10 wood-engraved plates (incl. frontis.) & 1 map. wood-engraved title vignette. original blind-stamped cloth, rebacked with spine mounted (corners frayed, some foxing mainly to outer gatherings). First Edition. The author describes the activities of the Society For The Propagation Of The Gospel in Guiana. Including chapters on the Pomeroon, Mahaiconi and Waramuri missions, and the Arawaks, Caribs, Wacawoios, and the Waraus Indian tribes.
$359 USD                          Book Number: SETdiBRE37                         Order / Enquire



BRETT, W[illiam] H[enry] [1818-1886].
The Indian Tribes Of Guiana; Their Condition And Habits With Researches Into Their Past History, Superstitions, Legends, Antiquities, Languages, &c.
London: Bell and Daldy, 1868..
8vo. pp. 1 p.l., [v]-xiii, [1 leaf], 500. lacking half-title? tipped-in erratum slip. folding lithographed map, 12 lithographed plates (8 hand-coloured), 7 wood-engraved plates, & wood-engraved title vignette & 4 text illus. old cloth (cloth stained, inner front hinge cracked, light dampstain to upper edge of map). First Edition. Brett describes the coast and interior, the early explorers and their missions, the Essequibo and its tributaries, the Pomeron, Wakapoa Lake, Waramuri, the Mahaiconi, the Demerara, Berbice and Eastern Guiana, as well as providing detailed information respecting the manners and customs of the Arawâks or Lokono, Caribs or Carinya, Acawoios, and Waraus or Guaranos. The lithographs and wood engravings are all after sketches by the author, who was a missionary of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel. Sabin 7745.
$648 USD                          Book Number: elala106                         Order / Enquire



BYAM, George.
Wanderings In Some Of The Western Republics Of America. With Remarks Upon The Cutting Of The Great Ship Canal Through Central America.
London: John Parker, 1850..
12mo. pp. ix, 264, [8]ads. tinted lithographed frontis. of Chagres. 2 wood-engraved plates. engraved map of the proposed canal. with half-title. original blind & gilt-stamped cloth, rebacked (corners worn, light spotting to frontis.). First Edition. A narrative of Byam's travels in Chile and Peru with a discussion of the harbours of South America and the proposal to build a canal through central America. Sabin 9699.
$308 USD                          Book Number: SAMndBYA47                         Order / Enquire



CHARLEVOIX, [Pierre François Xavier De] [1682-1761].
The History Of Paraguay.
London: Printed for Lockyer Davis, 1769..
2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. vii, 463; viii, 415. contemporary calf (joints cracked & weak, spine ends chipped, corners worn, light foxing to outer leaves). First Edition of the English Translation. "The most complete and satisfactory work on Paraguay, and the only one in which the vast system of the Jesuits is fully developed, the position of the author affording him peculiar opportunities for its examination." (Cox) Cox II p. 282. Sabin 12130. Leclerc 1882. Borba de Moraes I p. 179n. cfSpain and Spanish America 161 (Dublin Edn.).
$799 USD                          Book Number: elala225                         Order / Enquire



CHURCH, G[eorge] E[arl].
Aborigines Of South America...Edited By An Old Friend Clements R.Markham, K.C.B.
London: Chapman And Hall, Ltd., 1912..
8vo. pp. xxiv, 314, [1]. frontis. portrait & folding coloured map. index. original cloth, t.e.g., others untrimmed (spot on upper cover, bit rubbed, scattered light foxing). First Edition. Chapters on Caraios or Caraïbes, Brazilian coastal tribes, Tapuyas, south-western Amazonia, lowland Amazonia, eastern slopes of the Andes, Chiriguanos, tribes of the Gran Chacu, Abipones and southern tribes.
$175 USD                          Book Number: elala5241                         Order / Enquire



CIEZA DE LEÓN, Pedro De [1518-1560].
Civil Wars Of Peru The War Of Las Salinas.Translated With An Introduction, By Sir Clements R.Markham.
London: Printed For The Hakluyt Society [Second Series: No. 54], 1923..
8vo. pp. xxiv, 304. with half-title & errata slip. partly unopened in original blind & gilt-stamped cloth (lower corners knocked). Cox II 292. Howgego C128.
$179 USD                          Book Number: SEZviCIE39                         Order / Enquire



CIEZA DE LEÓN, Pedro De [1518-1560].
Civil Wars Of Peru.[Part IV: Book II] The War Of Chupas Translated And Edited, With Notes And An Introduction, By Sir Clements R.Markham.
London: Printed For The Hakluyt Society [Second Series: No. 42], 1918..
8vo. pp. xlvii, 386, [1 leaf], xxxix. with half-title. 4 maps & plans on 3 plates. partly unopened in original blind & gilt-stamped cloth. Cox II 291. Howgego C128.
$179 USD                          Book Number: SEZviCIE75                         Order / Enquire


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