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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.
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.
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.
Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1853. First Edition. Hardcover. Wallis was also the author of Glimpses of Spain, or Notes of an Unfinished Tour in 1847, which was published in 1849. At that time, he was asked by the U.S. government to return to Spain on official business, where he was able to observe its institutions and meet public officials. This work resulted from that visit. 12mo. Three-quarter leather with blue and brown marbled paper-covered boards. Gilt title to raised leather spine. Marbled front and back endpapers and very nice marbled edges of text block. Leather on corners of front and back covers is worn, and there are other minor scrapings on leather. Browning to margins of front and back free endpapers and first few and last few pages of book, with slight browning throughout. Otherwise, clean, with small stains on a few pages. A very attractive copy. 399 pages. SPANHIST/082522. Very Good.