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First editions and rare books, including copies in fine bindings, relating to history, travel and exploration in the Americas, both North and South, and the adjacent islands.

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  1. Robbery Under Law.
    First edition, first impression, in the first-issue jacket priced at 10/6: scarce thus. Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 112456

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  2. Introduces Jamaica.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £75

    Stock Code: 112155

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  3. The Nation at War.
    First edition, trade issue. "March, [US] Chief of Staff from March 1918, writes critically of Pershing and others in the army high command" (Lengel). There was also a signed limited issue of 350 copies. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 111349

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  4. Notes of a Botanist on the Amazon & Andes
    First edition. One of Wallace's later works was this edition of the botanical papers and diaries of his friend and co-Amazonian explorer Richard Spruce, who had died in 1894. "This work best reflects [Spruce's] gift for analysis, description, and narrative, along with his dry humour" (ODNB). Spruce had been sent to South... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 110960

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  5. Records of the Scottish Settlers in the River Plate and their Churches.
    First and only edition of this valuable work, including the first printed passenger list of the Symmetry, the ship which sailed from Leith in 1825 carrying 220 colonists who later that year founded the first Scottish settlement in the United Provinces of the River Plate, modern-day Argentina, at Monte Grande. Uncommon: descendants... Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 112163

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  6. Sea of Cortez.
    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy from Steinbeck, inscribed on the half-title: "For Bob Kriendler whom I didn't even know was a collector Learn More
    £6,750

    Stock Code: 111803

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  7. The Natural History of Barbados.
    First edition of this important and attractive early work on the natural history of Barbados, by the Welsh-born clergyman and naturalist Griffith Hughes (1707-1758?). "In Barbados, Hughes developed the idea of publishing a book on the island's natural history. In 1743 he visited London with the intention of promoting this... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 110849

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  8. Patagonia Revisited.

    Patagonia Revisited.

    Wilton, Salisbury, Wiltshire: 1985

    First edition, first impression, limited to 250 copies signed by both authors on the limitation leaf, of which this is number 163. Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 107573

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  9. Roll, Jordan, Roll.
    First edition, signed limited issue. Number 48 of 350 copies signed by the author and photographer, and printed on large paper and specially bound with 90 images, instead of the 70 included in the trade issue. This copy is accompanied by the gravure signed by Ulmann, of the plate on p. 31, which, although not called for... Learn More
    £32,500

    Stock Code: 109882

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  10. The Medicine-Man of the American Indian and His Cultural Background.
    First edition, first printing, of the definitive history of the medicine-man, and still considered the most sought after work on American shamanism. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 106219

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  11. The Life of Abraham Lincoln.
    A handsomely bound early edition of Ida Tarbell's Life of Lincoln, which was originally published in 1900. Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 105839

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  12. Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan.
    First edition, first printing. John Lloyd Stephens (1805 Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 107435

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  13. Photographs of Mexico.
    First edition, first printing, number 146 of 1,000 copies, signed by the photographer at the foot of his prefatory note. "It is seductive photography, beautifully printed and presented in a handsome volume, an exemplary combination of modernist angles with pictorialist values" (Parr & Badger). Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 106959

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  14. Local Color.
    First UK edition, limited to 200 numbered copies (this being number 52). Capote's third published book, originally published in the US in 1950, comprises nine vignettes of travel reportage: New Orleans, New York, Brooklyn, Hollywood, Haiti, To Europe, Ischia, Tangier and A Ride Through Spain. Scarce in this condition. Learn More
    £325

    Stock Code: 106735

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  15. The Challenge to Liberty.
    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "To Philip D Carroll, with the kind regards of Herbert Hoover". Hoover made a name for himself in the early years of the First World War by organising aid shipments to mainland Europe, working from an office in London; when the US entered the... Learn More
    £875

    Stock Code: 106166

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  16. America; being the latest and most Accurate Description of the New World
    First edition. The second in Ogilby's series which also included Africa, Asia, and Britannia, the book is a well-produced compilation of extant translations and others' accounts, a common practice at that time. The bulk of Ogilby's America is taken from Arnoldus Montanus's De Nieuwe en Onbekeende Weereld, published at Amsterdam... Learn More
    £30,000

    Stock Code: 110366

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  17. Drop-head title: Schoolcraft and Allen Expedition to North-West Indians.
    First edition of this scarce pamphlet, which is important for including the "earliest map of the true source of the Mississippi River. [It] depicts Sioux and Chippewa boundary lines as established by the treaty of 1825; Indian villages, towns and placenames; trading posts and portages; the route of Lieutenant Allen. The... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 109869

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  18. California and the West.
    First edition, first printing, of the Westons' second book - following Seeing California with Edward Weston (1939) - a marvellous collection of 96 images by the great American photographer. Learn More
    £400

    Stock Code: 104885

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  19. The States Through Irish Eyes.
    First and limited edition, first printing (preceding the UK edition by six months), one of 375 copies signed by the author. "This book is an effort to describe a visit to the United States, and to express gratitude for the delightful hospitality with which the visitors were received... Beginning in New York, the travellers... Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 103863

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  20. Atlas of the United States of North America,
    First edition of this superbly executed, and timely atlas showing America on the eve of the American Civil War. David Rumsey describes the work as an "unusual collaboration between a Scot (Johnston), an American (Rogers), and an Englishman (Stanford). The maps are all on a scale of 54.5 miles to one inch, and are very well... Learn More
    £6,000

    Stock Code: 103749

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