London: John Murray, 1846. Fourth edition of this fascinating account of the history and culture of Spanish gypsies. In an author's note, he writes that this edition was carefully revised with a few insertions added. However, he omitted the vocabulary of the Gypsy tongue and other parts related to their language and literature. Bound in three quarter brown leather with multicolored marbled boards and endpapers. Leather is scuffed, bumped, and rubbed. Marbled paper covers are also scuffed and lightly worn along edges. Interior pages are clean and in very good condition. Measures 4.75 x 7 inches. 264 pages. SPAN/031521.
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Editions Le Sycomore, (1980). Paperback. 8vo. White paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper and to spine. Light foxing to wrapper. Residue to rear wrapper where original price sticker was. Light foxing to several pages throughout though text remains clean and bright. IN FRENCH. 198 pages. Spanish History. SPA/030111. Very Good.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1883. Hardcover. Very good in green cloth boards with gilt title to spine and gilt illustration of a building to the front cover. Rubbing and minor wear to spine ends and corners of boards. Interior hinges are cracked, but binding remains solid. One signature in the middle of the book is coming loose. Includes frontispiece illustration. Minor browning to endpapers, else clean. 249 pages. SPA/032816. Very Good.
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.
Madison, Milwaukee, and London: The University of Wisconsin Press, 1968. Paperback. 8vo. Stiff paper wrappers with black title to grey spine. Each volume has publisher's price sticker to front wrapper. Crease to top right corner of front wrapper of Vol. IV. Small closed tear to edge of front wrapper of Vol. III Light browning to edge of text blocks. Vol. I: 317 pages +49 pages of cumulative index, Vol. II: 351 pages + 49 pages of cumulative index, Vol. III: 486 pagrs + 49 pages of cumulative index, Vol IV: 296 pages + 49 pages of cumulative index. Spanish History. This set may require an extra shipping fee. SPA/030211. Very Good + in Wraps.
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.
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1872. Hardcover. 3 volumes. Very good in three quarter tan leather with marbled paper covered boards. The title labels are no longer present and one of the black leather author labels is also missing. There is a large chip to the author label of volume 1. All volumes are decorated with raised bands and gilt decorations to the spines. The spine leather is cracked and there is a chip to the foot of the spine of volume 2. Minor wear to the edges and corners of boards. Marbled endpages and full marbled edges. Clean, bright interiors with previous owners signature to front free endpages. 504 pages; 508 pages in volume 2; 574 pages in volume 3. SPAIN/082510. Very Good.
Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1843. Hardcover. Ninth Edition, 3 Volumes, 8vo. Good plus full leather w/gilt bordered bands to spine; brown & gilt title label to spine is only present on vol. 2, and lacks right half. Boards are quite scuffed and worn, especially along the edges, hinges, and head/foot of spine. Spotty foxing throughout volumes, heavy on endpapers and engraved frontis./plates, all of which have their original protective tissue paper. Bindings are quite tight overall, ffep to inscription page in vol.1 are loose. 411, 509, 531 pp. Spanish History. This set may require an extra shipping fee. SPA/6193. Good +.
West Chester, PA: Schiffer Military History, 1992. Hardcover. Size: Quarto. Fine in grey cloth boards with black title to spine and illustration of planes to front board. Pristine interior filled with illustrations. Near fine white dust jacket with black title to spine and front panel. Minor wear to edges of jacket. 287 pages. SPA/071008. Fine in Near fine Dust Jacket.
New York: Benziger Brothers. Hardcover. Reprint of 1883 Benziger Brothers edition. Purple cloth boards with black title to spine and front cover. Slight fading to spine panel and small mark of discoloration to foot of spine. Clean interior overall with small dampstaining marks along top edge of top margins of most pages. 312 pages. SPA/100318. Very Good.
Madrid: 1661. Hardcover. Uncommon early Spanish law book originally printed in 1631. The book is a review and practice for scribes, early officials of the courts, written by the Camara scriviner of "His Majesty." Bound in later marbled boards with leather spine. Gilt partial title and decorations to spine separated by gilt lines. Front and back boards somewhat bowed. Front hinge has pulled away from the text block but the rear board and the interior pages are tight. Inner pages show browning and spotting, some pages more than others, not affecting the legibility of the text or the shoulder notes. Top page edges have been trimmed to fit binding. Some have been cut very close to the text, but it does not appear that any of the text is missing except for loss of chapter headers and the first word of the title page. .Two pages near rear have been torn in the margin along the fore edges, one of which intrudes very slightly into the text. There are also tears to the top fore edge margins of the indices at the end, again not affecting the readibility. Bookplate of noted Baltimore book collector Alfred J. O'Ferrall on front free end paper with ink ownership signature on facing page. Unpaginated. LAW/012910. Good.