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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London: Macmillan and Co., 1896. Hardcover. A lovely edition of this well-known work by Washington Irving about his trip to Spain. Bound in dark green cloth with ornate Moorish style gilt designs to front cover and spine. Very light bumping to corners. All edges gilt. Interior pages clean and bright save for occasional pencil markings of certain passages in the first third of the book. Extensively illustrated with b&w drawings throughout. Ownership signature in ink on free front endpaper. Very good condition. 5 x 7.25 inches. 436 pages. TRAVEL/071421. Very Good.
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 Navarette'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.
Albany, NY: J. Munsell, 1860. Quite scarce. Ephraim George Squier (1821 – 1888), usually cited as E. G. Squier, was an American archaeologist, history writer, painter and newspaper editor. Squier was appointed special chargé d'affaires to all the Central American states in 1849, and negotiated treaties with Nicaragua, Honduras, and San Salvador. In 1853 he made a second visit to Central America to examine a line for a projected interoceanic railroad, and to make further study of the archaeology of the country. In 1863 Squier was appointed as U. S. commissioner to Peru, where he made an exhaustive investigation of Inca remains and took numerous photographs of them. In 1868 he was appointed consul-general of Honduras at New York, and in 1871 he was elected as the first president of the Anthropological Institute of New York.He conducted ethnological studies, especially in Nicaragua, Honduras and Peru [Wikipedia]. In this uncommon book, Squier provides both the original text and his translation of documents from 1576, about fifty years after the onset of the conquest of Guatemala, written by Diego Garcia de Palacio in which he describes several of the ancient provinces of that country, along with an account of the languages, customs, and religion of the native inhabitants. Most notably, Palacio's documents provided a first detailed description of the Mayan ruins of Copan [now part of Honduras and a World Heritage Site]. In his prefatory note, Squier discusses the importance of Palacio's writings and cites this book as the first time that they are published in the original Spanish and apolgizes for any mistakes in his translation. There is also a biographical note about Palacio. Bound in three quarter red leather with marbled paper boards. Leather is rubbed. bumped, and stained. Evidence of library label removed from front cover. Paper boards are scuffed, scratched and worn. Offsetting to pastedowns and ffep. Glue remnants on front pastedown from label removal. Interior pages are lightly aged but very good. With folding black and white map of the ancient provinces in Guatemala, Honduras, and San Salvador. Closed tear along bottom edge and two inche split along upper fold. Otherwise very good. Measures 6.75 x 8.5 inches. 129 pages plus two pages of errata.