London: Treuttel and Wurtz, Truettel, Jun. and Richter, 1823. Hardcover. Translated from the Spanish and Italian. A nice copy of this compilation of translations of original documents pertaining to the life and voyages of Christopher Columbus. Bound in three quarter brown leather with marbled paper boards and endpapers. t.e.g. Binding is rubbed, slightly chipped, and bumped. Evidence of a removed library sticker to front cover and spine. Interior pages have aging to margins but otherwise clean. With two facsimile fold-out letters and two engravings of Columbus and a memorial to him. Very good condition. Quarto. 255 pages including index. TRAVEL/040422. Very Good.
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Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1859. Hardcover. First edition of this interesting narrative by Dana of his experiences traveling in Cuba, including his observations on slavery there. Bound in publisher's pebbled green cloth with gilt titling to spine. Wear to edges and bumping to corners. Interior pages show light aging to margins. Previous owners signatures to free endpaper. With April 1959 advertisements. BAL4447. Very good. Small octavo. 288 pages plus 16 pages of ads. TRAVEL/030422. Very Good.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1882. Hardcover. An attractive copy of this interesting travelogue of the author's journeys in Scandinavia. Bound in dark blue cloth with gilt sun and flying birds decoration to front covers and gilt titling to spines. Some fading to covers and rubbing and fraying to spine edges. Hinges tender and frontis in Volume 2 is loose. Color map in rear pocket of Volume 2 is present with closed tear along one of the folds. Interior pages have light browning to margins but clean and quite readable. Two hundred b&w illustrations throughout. Very good condition. Octavos. Volume I: 441 pages; Volume II: 474 pages including index. TRAVEL/060822. Very Good.
Buffalo: Geo. H. Derby and Co., 1849. Hard Cover. John Charles Fremont was a major historical figure of the 19th century. He was an important explorer of the far west and famous in Gold Rush history, one of the first two U.S. Senators from California, and a failed Republican presidential candidate. He became rich during the California Gold Rush, although he later lost his fortune. His writings recounting his explorations were both significant and popular contributions to the growth and development of the country. Bound in original dark brown cloth with gilt title to spine. Minor wear to edges and corners with chipping to book cloth on spine ends. Occasional spots of foxing to interior. Previous owner's penned inscriptions to front free endpapers dated 1858. Includes frontispiece of Fremont and three engraved illustrations. The preface states that there was a map “accompanying” this edition, which is not present. 456 pages. AMERHIST/062322. Very Good.
[J.R. Jones], n.d. [circa 1897]. Hardcover. Includes Mrs. Eli Gage's Experiences of a Year among the Yukon Mining Camps; Mrs. Schwatka's Recollections of her husband as the Alaskan Pathfinder; Prosaic Side of Gold Hunting, as seen by Joaquin Miller, the Poet of the Sierras. A fascinating guide to and picture of the gold mining fields of Alaska during the gold rush that began in 1896. It includes two folding maps, one in color and numerous photos and illustrations. The maps are in very good condition, with small closed tears to color map along folds. Bound in gold cloth with titling and pictorial illustration to front cover and spine. Covers are worn, soiled,bumped, and chipped. Binding is tight and interior pages are clean. A very good copy. Quarto. 556 pages. TRAVEL/040422. Very Good.
Philadelphia: Carey, Lea, & Blanchard, 1835. Hardcover. A new edition revised and corrected by the author. An interesting history of the voyages of Columbus in the New World. Bound in full brown leather with gilt titling to spines. Both volumes are chipped, abraded, and stained. The front cover of Volume I is particularly stained. Hinges are tender but text block is tight. Marbled endpapers. Acquisition number in ink to free front endpaper. Text is generally clean with some browning to pages. Volume I included the foldout map showing Columbus's route in the Bahamas. Faded tape on the rear over closed tear otherwise intact. Two short articles about the birth of Columbus and the discovery of his bones from the 1800s are glued to the free endpapers of Volume I.Still a nice set. Octavos. Volume I: 411 pages; Volume II: 356 pages. TRAVEL/032122. Very Good -.
Washington City: For the Compiler, 1884. Hardcover. The nineteenth edition of this popular guide to the city of Washington and surrounding areas. It is organized by general information, a description of the city, public buildings and grounds, places of general interest, the environs of Washington, and a history of Washington. There are two fold-out maps, one of Washington City and the other of the District of Columbia and surrounding country. The DC map has a closed tear but both maps are in very good condition. There are black and white engravings throughout. Bound in red cloth with gilt titling to front cover and spine. the covers are spotted, rubbed, and bumped. The gilt titling has faded. Interior pages are clean. Very good condition overall. Measures 4.25 x 6.25 inches. 250 pages including index. TRAVEL/040722. Very Good.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1897. Hardcover. First American edition of this stirring narrative of the Arctic exploratory voyage and sleigh trip undertaken by Nansen and his men. This expedition established the nature and drift of the Arctic icepack and reached the highest latitude then attained. With 120 full-page and numerous text illustrations; 16 color plates in facsimile from Dr. Nansen's own sketches; an etched portrait of Nansen, and photogravures. With four very good folding maps in front and back pockets of Volume I. Bound in original gray cloth with color and gilt cover decoration and titling and gilt titling to spine. Heavy volumes have caused fraying to top of spines from being pulled off shelf by top. Slight fraying to bottom of spine also, and cracked hinges to Volume I. Small stain to edge of free front endpaper in Volume I. Rough cut page edges. Bookplate of former owner on front pastedowns. Still a nice copy in very good condition. Small quartos. Volume I: 587 pages; Volume II: 714 pages plus 4 pages of advertisements. TRAVEL/022422. Very Good.
London: Robert Jennings and William Chapman, 1831. Hardcover. Published in the Jennings Landscape Annual for 1831. With 26 beautiful engraved b&w plates taken from the drawings of the famed watercolor artist Samuel Prout. Bound in the publisher's green leather with gilt titling to spine. Covers are rubbed, scuffed, and bumped. Spine is torn at the top and hinges are cracked. All edges gilt. Ffep has tear at bottom of page. Text is generally clean with some offsetting by plates to their tissue guards. A nice copy in very good condition. Octavo. 271 pages. TRAVEL/040722. Very Good.