South America

  • # 17856

    WEBER, Bruce (1946 - )

    O Rio de Janeiro. A photographic journal

    New York : Afred A. Knopf, 1986. Folio, photo-illustrated cards, a few light stains, previous owner’s inscription to endpaper, unpaginated, fully illustrated photo-book with several fold-out plates. One of the great photo-books of the late twentieth century, O Rio de Janeiro is a luxuriously voyeuristic tour through the streets of Rio. Weber’s design of the …

  • # 13336

    Hay, John, 1546-1607

    De rebus Iaponicis, Indicis et Peruanis epistolae recentiores.

    A Joanne Hayo Dalgatttiensi Scoto Societatis Jesu in librum unum coacervatae. Antuerpiæ : Ex officina Martini Nutij, ad insigne duarum Ciconiarum, Anno M. DC. V. [Antwerp : Martin Nutius, 1605]. Octavo, fine Jesuit binding of full calf ruled in gilt with ornamental cornerpieces; upper board with central Jesuit device, lower board with heraldic crest; flat-panel …

  • # 13747

    KLINGER, Johann Georg; MULLER, Johann Wolfgang

    Jeu de voyage des cinq parties du monde

    Also titled: Description de differens peuples remarquables des cinq parties du monde. Nüremberg : J. G. Klinger, 1805-1807. Second edition. Original box of red paper over card, 114 x 100 x 105 mm, with gilt embossed decoration, the lid lettered in gilt Jeu de voyage des cinq parties du monde (corners bumped); the box in three compartments: …

  • # 14206

    FITZROY, Robert, 1805-1865; DARWIN, Charles, 1809-1882; KING, Philip Parker, 1793-1856

    [FITZROY’S COPY] Narrative of the surveying voyages of His Majesty’s ships Adventure and Beagle, between the years 1826 and 1836, describing their examination of the southern shores of South America, and the Beagle’s circumnavigation of the globe.

    Commander of the Beagle Captain Robert FitzRoy’s own copy of the first edition of Darwin’s first published book, one of the cornerstones of modern biological science, as well as one of the great travel narratives of the modern age. A complete set bound, as was the fashion, into library calf bindings, with an outstanding provenance directly …

  • # 16879

    LA CARRIERES, A.-C. de

    [GOLD RUSH] Voyage aux pays aurifères : Afrique, Mexique, Californie, Pérou, Chili, Nouvelle-Calédonie, Australie, Russie.

    Illustré de 12 gravures à deux teintes et d’un très-grand nombre de vignettes sur bois par J. B. Arnout père. Paris : A. Courcher, [1855]. Octavo, original quarter morocco over blind blocked pebbled cloth boards (stained, upper board a little bowed), spine with raised bands, gilt lettering and ornament (rubbed), all edges gilt, silk lining …

  • # 16896

    SPIT, Jan

    [POSTER] Cuba dag : K.W.J. gebouw, 29 april, aanvang 2 uur.

    Tilburg [Netherlands] : Rode Zeef, Tom Leeuwenberg, [1978]. Poster, screenprint, 690 x 490 mm, unbacked; mild corner creasing, otherwise in good condition. Poster advertising a celebration of Cuban culture at De Katholieke Hogeschool, Tilburg (KHT), as an act of solidarity with the Cuban people,

  • # 16889

    [POSTER] Voor de bevrijding van het braziliaanse volk voor de arbeidersstrijd in Europa neen aan de uitbuiting neen aan Brasil export

    [= For the liberation of the Brazilian people; for the workers’ struggle in Europe; no to exploitation; no to exports to Brazil]. Brussel : Pierre Galand, Papenkasteelst. 13, [1973]. Poster, offset print, 680 x 440 mm, unbacked; in very good condition, with some mild toning and wrinkling at bottom edge. Belgian poster protesting against exports …

  • # 16590

    BOUGAINVILLE, Louis Antoine de (1729-1811)

    [BOUGAINVILLE] Voyage autour du monde, par la frégate du roi La Boudeuse, et La Flûte l’Étoile;

    en 1776, 1767. 1768 & 1769. Paris : Chez Saillant & Nyon, 1772. Second édition, augmentée. Two volumes, octavo, contemporary full mottled calf, spines with raised bands, gilt ornament and red labels with gilt lettering, marbled endpapers, all edges stained red, pp 336, 453, [3], first volume with 6 copper engraved maps (folding), second volume with …

  • # 16014

    REEP, Richard Thompson; [CAMERON, Roderick William, 1823-1900]; [ROYAL MAIL STEAM PACKET COMPANY]

    [MARITIME] Letter from the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company to shipping line owner R.W. Cameron regarding the conveyance of mails on the new Panama Route to Australia

    London, 12 August 1859. Entire letter, 2 pp small quarto, on the engraved letterhead of the ‘Royal Mail Steam Packet Company, No 55, Moorgate Street, London’, from Richard Thompson Reep, Secretary of the RMSCPC, to R.W. Cameron, owner of the R.M. Cameron & Co. Shipping Line, New York; Reep’s message is a reply to Cameron’s enquiries about …

  • # 14141

    STUART, Martinus (1765-1826); KUYPER, Jaques (artist)

    [ABORIGINES] De mensch, zoo als hij voorkomt op den bekenden aardbol,

    beschreven door Martinus Stuart ; afgebeeld door Jaques Kuyper. Volume I : Te Amsterdam : bij Johannes Allart, 1802; volumes II – VI : Te Z. Boemel [Zaltbommel, Netherlands] : bij J. Noman, 1818. Six volumes, octavo, original yellow papered boards, spines with wear and loss, a mixed set, the first volume from the first issue and the …

  • # 14957

    STEWART, C.S. (Charles Samuel), 1795-1870

    A visit to the South Seas, in the United States’ ship Vincennes, during the years 1829 and 1830;

    including scenes in Brazil, Peru, Manilla (sic), the Cape of Good Hope, and St. Helena. London : Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1832. Two volumes in one, thick octavo, contemporary half green morocco over marbled papered boards (rubbed), spine with raised bands and gilt lettering and ornament, hinges cracked, front free-endpaper with early presentation inscription ‘To …

  • # 13342

    Guzmán, Luis de, c.1544-1605

    Historia de las Missiones que han Hecho los Religiosos de la Compañia de Iesus,

    para predicar el Sancto Euangelio en la India Oriental, y en los reynos de la China y Iapon. En Alcala : por la biuda de Iuan Gracian, 1601. Two volumes, quarto, modern crushed burgundy morocco, gilt; spines in compartments with gilt ornament; gilt dentelles; silk endpapers; all edges stained red; vol. 1 pp [xi], 573, …

  • # 13318

    Orlandini, Nicolo, 1553-1606; Sacchini, Francesco, 1570-1625

    Historia Societatis Iesv,

    $4,500 USD authore Nicolao Orlandino, Societatis eiusdem sacerdote. Nunc primum in Germania in lucem edita. Accessit index rerum memorabilium locupletissimus. Coloniæ Agrippinæ : Sumptibus Antonij Hierat, Anno M. DC. XV. [Cologne : Antonius Hierat, 1615] Quarto, contemporary vellum over boards with manuscript title in ink to spine; pp [viii], 578, [42 index]; pages 89, 268, …

  • # 14772

    OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)

    [POLYNESIA] Illustrated Catalogue of Ethnographical Specimens, Eastern Arms &c.

    Issued by W.O. Oldman, 77, Brixton Hill, London, S.W. November 1904. No. 20. Octavo, original printed wrappers, pp 2 (brief descriptions of 69 items), followed by 2 photographic plates (tissue guards intact) illustrating all items; a fine copy.  Scarce original sales catalogue of the renowned early ethnographic dealer W.O. Oldman. Includes artefacts from New Zealand …

  • # 14777

    OLDMAN, William O. (1879-1949)

    [SOUTH AMERICA] Illustrated Catalogue of Ethnographical Specimens.

    Issued by W.O. Oldman, 77, Brixton Hill, London, S.W. October 1905. No. 31. Octavo, original printed wrappers (edges a little chipped), pp 2 (brief descriptions of 36 items), followed by 2 tipped-in silver gelatin photographs, illustrating most items. Scarce original sales catalogue of the renowned early ethnographic dealer W.O. Oldman. Includes 36 artefacts from India …

  • # 15940

    [MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY; ARGENTINA] Agar Cross & Co., Buenos Aires : a photographic archive, c 1912

    A group of twenty-one large format bromide print photographs (230 x 150 mm), all unmounted (some minor edge tears and curling, but overall good condition), showing the premises of the major Argentinian manufacturing import enterprise, Agar Cross & Co. Ltd, Buenos Aires, c 1912. Photographer unknown. Most of the photographs bear a typed caption verso. …