North America

  • # 31184

    DUPETIT-THOUARS, Abel Aubert (1793-1864)

    Voyage autour du monde sur la frégate la Vénus, pendant les années 1836-1839 … Atlas pittoresque

    Paris : Gide, 1841. Folio (535 x 335 mm), contemporary quarter-calf over blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt (light rubbing), marbled endpapers, half-title, title page, 68 lithographed plates (14 with original hand colour, some others with tint blocks, occasional light foxing but remarkably clean), large engraved folding map of the world (a little miscreased), 3 …

  • # 31176

    BORGET, Auguste (1808-1877)

    [HAWAII] Fragments d’un voyage autour du monde

    Moulins [France] : P.A. Desrosiers Imprimeur Editeur, [1850]. Oblong quarto, original illustrated full vellum (some marking and staining), pp [12], [12] leaves of lithographic plates in two tints; occasional very mild foxing, otherwise a clean, firmly bound and desirable copy of this seldom seen work. Not in Sabin; Forbes, 1766. ‘This is a very rare …

  • # 31029

    ADAMS, Ansel


    Boston : Little Brown & Company, 1997. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 112, a fine copy illustrated with Adams fine landscapes of the spectacular vistas of California.

  • # 29006

    BENCHLEY, Peter (1940 - 2006 )


    London : Andre Deutsch, 1974. First U.K. edition. Octavo, cloth in dustjacket (light foxing), pp. 272, edges foxed, internally clean. The author’s first novel, published by Doubleday in New York and Deutsch in London in 1974. The Steven Spielberg film based on the book in 1975 became one of the most famous movies of all …

  • # 30173

    VANCOUVER, George (1757-1798)

    A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, and round the world;

    in which the coast of North-West America has been carefully examined and accurately surveyed. Undertaken by his Majesty’s command principally with a view to ascertain the existence of any navigable communication between the North Pacific and North Atlantic Oceans; and performed in the year 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795, in the Discovery sloop …

  • # 30216

    People's Gay Sunshine

    People’s Gay Sunshine : a newspaper of gay males

    Berkeley: People’s Gay Sunshine, [1970s]. Tabloid newspaper, pp. 20, central fold, illustrated. Includes essays, poems, news and reviews etc. Only issue published. The cover story on James Baldwin has misspelled his name ‘Balwin’. Includes poetry by Allen Ginsburg, Edward Carpenter, an Open Letter to Tennessee Williams, and reformist critiques on socialism, feminism and gay oppression.

  • # 30495

    NICHOLS, Thomas L., Dr.

    Forty years of American life

    London : John Maxwell and Company, 1864. Two volumes, octavo, cloth bindings rubbed and worn, spine lettered in gilt; pp. xii; 408; xii; 360, occasional spots of foxing but largely clean internally; pages 323-324 with short tear at fore-edge (some marginal loss). A good copy with general wear of this classic account of American life …

  • # 30172

    Antonio de Herrera y Tordesillas; Petrus Bertius; Pedro Ordóñez de Cevallos

    Description des Indes Occidentales, qu’on appelle aujourdhuy le Nouveau Monde:

    par Antoine de Herrera, Grand Chroniqueur des Indes, & Chroniqueur de Castlle: translatee d’Espagnol en François. A la quelle sont adjoustees Quelques autres Descriptions des mesmes pays, avec La Navigation du vaillant Capitaine de Mer Jaques le Maire, & de plusieurs autres. Le contenu de cest oeuvre se veoit en la page suyvante. A Amsterdam …

  • # 29804

    HARRIS, John (1667?-1719)

    Navigantium atque itinerantium bibliotheca, or, A complete collection of voyages and travels : consisting of above six hundred of the most authentic writers …

    Containing whatever has been observed worthy of notice in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America … the climate, soil and produce … of each country: likewise the religion, manners, and customs … To which is prefixed a copious introduction, comprehending the rise and progress of the art of navigation … together with the invention and use …

  • # 13321

    Maffei, Giovanni Pietro, 1533-1603

    Historiarum Indicarum Libri XVI. : Selectarum item ex India epistolarum, eodem interprete, libri IV.

    Accessit Ignatii Loiolae vita. Coloniæ Agippinæ : in Officina Birckmannica, sumptibus Arnoldi Mylii, MDXCIII. [Cologne : Arnold Mylius, 1593]. Second Cologne edition. Small folio, contemporary calf with embossed armorial device to boards, ruled in blind, rebacked, spine with raised bands; edges stained blue, later endpapers, title with woodcut printer’s device, manuscript inscription lower margin; woodcut …

  • # 30091

    MEARES, John (c.1756 - 1809)

    [HAWAII; PACIFIC NORTHWEST; CHINA] Tvänne resor från Ostindien till Americas nordvästra kust, åren 1786, 1788 och 1789, af Johan Meares. Sammandrag utur engelska originalet.

    Stockholm : Hos kamereraren J.S. Ekmanson, på Bokhandl. Mag. I. Utters Förlag, 1797. Small octavo, contemporary half mottled calf over marbled papered boards (lightly rubbed), spine in compartments with gilt ornament and contrasting title labels lettered in gilt; pp [12], 404; text in Swedish; heavily scored early ownership signature to bottom margin of title page, with resultant …

  • # 30147

    TRAILL, Mrs. [Catharine Parr] (1802 - 1899)

    In the forest; or, Pictures of life and scenery in the woods of Canada. A tale

    With 19 illustrations. London : T. Nelson and sons, 1881. Octavo, gilt-decorated pictorial cloth, a couple of small marks but a bright and firm copy, pp. viii; [2]; 9 – 188; [8 – advertisements]; illustrations. An early edition of Traill’s account of pioneering life in Upper Canada (Ontario).

  • # 30119

    COLLIER, Nick Sherlock.

    Frenological Finance. Being a true history of the life and adventures of Mortimer Kensington Queen.

    Boston : The C. M. Clark Publishing Company, 1907. Narrow octavo, illustrated pictorial cloth (marked), pp. 64, frontispiece, marginal vignettes, water stain to lower board, overall a good copy. Scarce satire on the perils of trying to beat the market on Wall Street, inspired by the story of Sherlock Holmes. Scarce Sherlockiana.  

  • # 30213

    FISCHER, Hal (1950 - )

    Gay semiotics : a photographic study of visual coding among homosexual men

    Los Angeles : Cherry and Martin, 2015. Quarto, lettered wrappers, pp. 56, illustrated. Second edition, the first edition published by NFS Press in San Francisco in 1977. As new copy, sealed in publisher’s shrinkwrap. ‘Hal Fischer’s Gay Semiotics: A Photographic Study of Visual Coding Among Homosexual Men (1977) is one of the most important publications associated …

  • # 30243

    UNGER, Art

    The cool book

    Illustrated by Christiane Cassan. Englewood Cliffs, N. J. : Prentice-Hall, 1961. Octavo, boards in illustrated dustjacket (edges worn and frayed), pp. xiv; 146, illustrated. ‘A book that swings for real! Tells all! Discover “in” ways to … survive and thrive in a square society break off with your steady arrive alive at a party dig culture …

  • # 30098


    Australasia. Correspondence relating to Chinese immigration into the Australian colonies, with a Return of Acts passed by the Legislatures of those Colonies and of Canada and British Columbia on the subject.

    London : Printed for His Majesty’s Stationery Office, by Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1888. Folio (330 mm), printed blue wrappers (a little chipped at edges, paper loss along spine), pp x, 87; a few pencilled annotations, but a very clean copy in the original wrappers.