Madrid: Industrial Grafica, 1930. Hardcover. A handsome copy of De Winthuysen's classic work on Spanish gardens. De Winthuysen (1874-1956) was a well known Spanish artist and garden designer. He worked on the recovery and redesign in neo-Classical style of various gardens in Spain, many photographed in black and white and described in this volume. Bound in full brown leather with original paper covers and spine bound in. Accession number stamped on original paper front paper cover. Leather is very good with slight bumping, some rubbing along spine, and small chip to rear upper corner. Scratch on first cover. Red leather spine label with title and author. Inner dentelles and marbled red, green, and gold endpapers. Interior pages are also in very good condition. Owner bookplate affixed to rear free endpaper. A lovely book honoring the creation and design of gardens. In Spanish. Small quarto. 131 pages plus index. GARD/052021. Very Good.
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Paris: Chez Treuttel et Würtz, 1828. Hardcover. Scarce. These three volumes in French on the voyages made by Christopher Columbus to the new world were published as part of Navarrete's five volume Collection of the voyages and discoveries made by the Spaniards since the late 15th century. The volumes include two engravings of Columbus, a facsimile of one of his handwritten letters, and two large fold-out maps of the areas he explored. This is a monumental history of the four voyages of Columbus that includes a lengthy introduction, detailed descriptions of each voyage, the texts of his letters, and more. Bound in three quarter brown leather with marbled paper boards and endpapers. Leather is scuffed, bumped, and the spine is sunned. Volume II has an area of exposed board to front cover. Evidence of spine and front cover labels having been removed and round blind stamp to title pages. There is scattered foxing throughout, most heavily in volume II. The plates and maps are in nice condition. A very good copy of this classic work. Octavo. Volume I: 400 pages; Volume II: 489 pages; Volume III: 444 pages. TRAVEL/072021. Very Good.