Chicago: A.C. McClurg and Company, 1887. Hardcover. Bound in the original red cloth boards with red title to spine and red and black decoration to front cover. Fading / dampstaining to spine and edges of boards. Illustrated, includes several fold-out maps. Clean interior overall with minor dampstaining to gutters of some pages. Occasional spots of foxing. Bookplate of A.J. Tullock to front pastedown. Tullock (? - 1904) was an engineer from Illinois who later owned the Missouri Valley Bridge and Iron Company. A little dingy with a musty smell, but a good reading copy. 343 pages. SOAMER/022119. Very Good.
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Westminster: Archibald Constable and Company, 1895. Hardcover. First Edition. With numerous illustrations, plans, and maps. An examination of how to travel to the Far East by means of the Nicaragua Canal including studies of "the problem in all its varied bearings - mechanical, commecial, and political - made on the ground and in the study, and of general observation and travel to Nicaragua" (preface). Green cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Minor wear to corners and edges of boards, with heavier wear to top front corner. Bookplate of A.J. Tullock to front pastedown. Tullock (? - 1904) was an engineer from Illinois who later owned the Missouri Valley Bridge and Iron Company. Minor soiling and spots of foxing to fore-edge of textblock. Occasional spots of foxing to interior. A few of the fold out maps and illustrations have small creases to edges or corners. Pencil brackets to margins of a few pages. Browning from a laid in scrap of paper to page 303. Clean and bright overall. 443 pages. SOAMER/021919. Very Good.
Mexico: Gobierno del stado de Veracruz-Llave, Fundacion ICA, 1999. Hardcover. Text in Spanish with some English. Blue cloth boards with embossed title to spine and front cover. Minor soiling to spine and boards, but clean ovearll. Clean and bright interior filled with full color illustrations. In illustrated dust jacket with black spine panel titled in white. Light rubbing to jacket and minor wear to edges of boards. A beautifully produced book. Includes laid-in pamphlet from the 1er Congreso Nacional de la Federacion Mexicana de Asociaciones de Amigos de los Museos, held in 2000. Size: Quarto. 318 pages. SOAMER/021419. Fine / Near Fine.