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TODD, John. California and its wonders. New edition, carefully revised and brought down to the present time. London, T. Nelson and Sons, 1884.Sm.8vo. Contemporary polished blue calf, gilt fillets round sides, inner dentelles, spine richly gilt in compartments, with red morocco title-label to spine (Ralfe Brothers London). With frontispiece and 16 wood-engraved plates (several double-page). 208 pp. From the contents: The climate, soil, and natural productions, mines, the big tree, the caves, the Yosemite valley, natural productions, the highway, life on the Pacific slope, etc. - A nice copy.Not in Cowan. [Boeknr.: 28864 ]

€ 145,00

TORÉN, Olof & Gustav EKEBERG. Reise des Herrn Olof Toree nach Surate und China, nebst einer kurzen Beschreibung von der chinesischen Feldökonomiae und einer Nachricht von dem gegenwärtigen Zustande der engländischen Colonien in dem nördlichen Amerika. Herausgegeben von Linnáus. Leipzig, Christian Gottlob Hilscher, 1772.Sm.8vo. Contemporary half calf, spine lettered in gilt (foot of spine sl. dam.). 238 pp. First German edition. - Olof Torén was a Swedish botanist and priest (1718-1753). The first part contains a German translation of Torén's East India Company voyage to China in 1750-1752, in the form of letters to Linnaeus, originally published as an appendix to Osbeck's narrative (1757). Followed by a translation of Carl Gustaf Ekeberg's Kort berättelse om den chinesiske landt--hushållningen, (A brief account of Chinese husbandry), first published in Stockholm in 1757. The appendix contains a German translation of Dominique de Blackford's Précis de l' état actuel des colonies angloises dans l' Amérique septentrionale (Milan 1771). This work includes: Antwort des Herren (Benjamin) Franklin auf das gerichtliche Befragen vor dem Unterhause im Februar 1766 als die Widerrufung der Stempelacte dasselbst in Erwegung gezogen wurde. (30 pp). The Stamp Act 1765, was an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain which imposed a direct tax on the British colonies in America and required that many printed materials in the colonies be produced on stamped paper from London which included an embossed revenue stamp. The articles written in colonial newspapers were particularly critical of the act because of the Stamp Act's disproportionate effect on printers. - (Two small library stamps on title-page). - Scarce.Cordier, BS, col. 2097-98; Walravens 197; Löwendahl 566; Sabin 5691 & 96191 (not seen); Eutiner Landesbibliothek 1395; Boucher de la Richarderie VI, p.57-58. [Boeknr.: 36787 ]

€ 1250,00

TREATY OF BREDA. Articuli pacis, inter .. Carolum, ejus nominis secundum magnae Brittanniae regum ab una, & celsos ac praepotentes dominos ordines Generales Foederatarum Belgii Provinciarum ab altera parte conclusae. Hagae-Comitis, apud Hillebrandum à Wouw, 1667.4to. With woodcut coat of arms of the States General, lion with sword and 7 arrows, in an elaborately decorated cartouche with military attributes on title-page and woodcut initial on first page. (28) pp. Latin version of the Treaty of Breda 31 July 1667, by England, the United Provinces, France, and Denmark-Norway. It brought an end to the Second Anglo-Dutch War (1665-1667) in favour of the Dutch. England, however, received New Netherland (New York, New Jersey) and some outposts in Africa from the Dutch, the Dutch retained Suriname.Knuttel 9519; Sabin 2154C; European Americana III, p.231. [Boeknr.: 33934 ]

€ 275,00

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO. Handbook of Trinidad and Tobago. Published by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago for the use of those who wish to know something about the colony and its institutions. (Not an official publication). Trinidad, Government Printer, 1934.Original gilt cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With folding coloured map and many photographic plates. XII,224 pp. [Boeknr.: 36777 ]

€ 95,00

TROMP, Cornelis. Leven en bedryf van den vermaarden zeeheld Cornelis Tromp Lieutenent Admiraal Generaal van Holland en Westvriesland. Ondermengd met de voornaamste daaden van verscheidene andere zeehoofden, en voornaamentlijk met die van Marten Harpertsz. Tromp. Benevens een naauwkeurig verhaal van der Nederlanderen en hunner bondgenooten oorlogen, sedert den jaare 1650. tegens verscheidene volkeren gevoerd. Franeker, Van Wijnen, 1990. 4to. Cloth. With plates depicting battle-scenes. (6),496,(8) pp. First published in 1692. - Important biography of Cornelis Tromp (1629-1691), one of the most famous sea heroes of the Netherlands. He was the son of Maarten Harpertsz. Tromp. Discusses i.a. the capture of New Netherland by the British in 1664, including articles of capitulation. Also describes the capture of Suriname by Zeelanders in 1667. [Boeknr.: 34620 ]

€ 45,00

TUCHMAN, B.W. Het eerste saluutschot (van de Amerikaanse Andrew Doria vanaf St. Eustatius beantwoord). De Amerikaanse vrijheidsstrijd en de Republiek. (Houten, De Haan, 1991). Wrappers. With illustrations (several in colours). 365 pp. [Boeknr.: 9234 ]

€ 25,00

TUCHMAN, Barbara W. Het eerste saluutschot (van de Amerikaanse Andrew Doria vanaf St. Eustatius beantwoord). De Amerikaanse vrijheidsstrijd en de Republiek. (Houten), Fubula, (1988). Boards, with just-jacket. With plates (several in colours). 365 pp. [Boeknr.: 33451 ]

€ 25,00

TWEEDIE, Alex Ethel Brilliana. My legacy cruise (The peak year of my life). 2nd impression. London, Hutchinson & Co., (ca. 1936). Red cloth. With 4 coloured plates and 66 photographic illustrations. 319 pp. Ethel Brilliana Tweedie (née Harley) (1862-1940) was a prolific English author, travel writer, biographer, historian, editor, journalist, photographer and illustrator. She writes about Naples, Egypt, Suez Canal and Red Sea, Palestine, Bombay, Delhi, Colombo, Penang, Singapore, Siam, Bali, Zamboanga, Hongkong, Shanghai, Peking, Japan, Hawaii, and the United States.Robinson, Wayward women, p.198-199; Theakstone, Victorian & Edwardian women travellers, p.276. [Boeknr.: 36152 ]

€ 65,00

UDEN MASMAN, H(endrik). Kort verslag van den zwaren brand te Paramaribo, hoofdplaats der kolonie Suriname, op den 21 januarij 1821 voorgevallen. Benevens eene kerkelijke redevoering, uitgesproken den eersten zondag na deze ramp. Amsterdam, G.S. Leeneman van der Kroe, 1821.Original blue wrappers. 40 pp. The fire began in the backyard of the Cornerhouse at Paramaribo and quickly advanced to an old storage building full of flammable material. A hard-blowing northeastern wind intensified the fire, which ignited one house after another. It lasted for about 24 hours. Nearly 400 mansions and about 800 storerooms and dwellings were burned to the ground. Published for the benefit of the unfortunate inhabitants of Paramaribo. 'Thanks to this special small book by Hendrik Uden Masman, Minister of the Reformed Church, we have a detailed overview of how the fire spread on that day. The 'booklet' is one of the rarer titles in the Surinamese library'' (Carl Haarnack).Knuttel 25069; not in Sabin, Muller, America or Suriname-catalogus UB Amsterdam. [Boeknr.: 7257 ]

€ 650,00

ULLOA, Alfonso de Historie/ ende het leven van den aldermachtichsten ende victorieusten keyser Caerle de Vijfde van dien name. Inden welcken niet alleen beschreven en zijn de .. daden vanden selven Prince/ maer oock de merckelijckste saken die over alle de werelt/ insonderheyt inde Oost ende West-Indyen geschiet zijn. Eerstmael in Italiaensche tale beschreven. Amsterdam, Jacob Pietersz. Paets, 1610.Folio. Contemporary vellum. With printed title within engraved architectural border and 18 engraved portraits by N. de Clerck in text. (2),221,(8) lvs. Second Dutch edition, first Italian edition was published in Venice in 1560 La vita dell' invitissimo imperator Carlo Quinto, first published in Dutch in Antwerp in 1570. - 'A general history of the time of Charles V, noting European expansion in both eastern and western hemispheres and its impact in Europe' (James Ford Bell Library U8). 'This highly esteemed biography of Charles V, includes an account of all the events, which took place during the years 1500-1560, and especially of all the achievements of the Spaniards in America' (Muller, America, p.365). With extraordinary attention to the glorious Spanish exploration and colonial conquests in Mexico and Peru. - (Margins first 2 lvs sl. dam.; tear in 1 leaf; some wormholes; waterstained). - Rare.Cf. Cat. NHSM I, p.565; Not in Tiele; Sabin 97678; European Americana 610/111. [Boeknr.: 7818 ]

€ 1750,00

URLIN, R. Denny. The churchman's life of Wesley. London, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1880.Original decorated cloth. VI,(2),352,(4) pp. The Home Library. - Life of John Wesley (1703-1791), an Anglican minister and theologian who, with his brother Charles and fellow cleric George Whitefield, is credited with the foundation of Methodism. After an unsuccessful ministry of two years at Savannah in the Georgia Colony, Wesley returned to London in 1737. [Boeknr.: 20178 ]

€ 45,00

VAN GENEESKUNST EN LEEFGEWOONTEN. CURIOSA EN CURACAO. Ter viering van het derde lustrum 18-11-63 van de Vereniging van Geneeskundigen in de Nederlandse Antillen, bij de tentoonstelling in het Curacaosch Museum. Jaartallen en epidemien. Hospitalen en quarantaine. Curaçao, 1963. Oblong 8vo. Wrappers. 22 pp. [Boeknr.: 30988 ]

€ 25,00

VENEMA, Janny. Beverwijck. A Dutch village on the American frontier, 1652-1664. Hilversum, Verloren, 2003. Wrappers. With 68 illustrations. 527 pp. 'Combined sources from American and Dutch archives provide a lively picture of everyday life in this colony'. [Boeknr.: 26962 ]

€ 35,00

VENEMA, Janny. Kinderen van weelde en armoede. Armoede en liefdadigheid in Beverwijck/Albany (c. 1650-c. 1700). Hilversum, Verloren, 1993. 4to. Wrappers. With illustrations. 71 pp. [Boeknr.: 7395 ]

€ 18,00

VERSCHUUR, G(errit). Voyage aux trois Guyanes et aux Antilles. Paris, Hachette, 1894.Sm.8vo. Original half cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With woodengraving on title-page, portrait, 28 engraved plates and many woodengravings in the text. 367 pp. Fine illustrated narrative of a voyage from Venezuela, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Curaçao, Aruba, Haiti to the three Guyanas by the Dutch writer Gerrit Verschuur (1840-1906). - (Foxing as usual).Suriname-Catalogus UB Amsterdam 7127. [Boeknr.: 21302 ]

€ 125,00

VERSTEEG, Dingman. New Netherland's founding. New York, The Holland Society of New York, 1924. Wrappers. 13 pp. [Boeknr.: 25492 ]

€ 15,00

VIAUD, Pierre. Schipbreuk en lotgevallen van Pieter Viaud, scheeps-kapitein, enz. Behelzende deszelfs vertrek van Bourdeaux, en schipbreuk op een onbewoond eiland; wonderlyke kloekmoedigheid van een Hollandsch matroos ten tyde der schipbreuk; rampen en ongelukken aldaar aan land, welke hy beneffens nog elf anderen van de equipagie heeft moeten ondergaan; hy blyft eindelyk alleen over met eene mevrouw en haar zoon en zynen neger .. Eene waare geschiedenis. Door hem zelven beschreeven. Gesterkt met een certificaat van dan heer Sevettenham, commandant van het Engelsch fort St. Marc des Apalaches. Amsterdam, Petrus Conradi, 1771.20th century cloth. Woodcut vignette on titel-page. 132 pp. Dutch translation of: Naufrage et aventures de Pierre Viaud, natif de Bordeaux, capitaine de navire, histoire véritable. Bordeaux 1768. - This book tells the extraordinary story of a French seaman who sailed from Bordeaux in February 1765 as mate in the Aimable Suzette, Captain St. Crie, bound for the West Indies. Forced by illness to remain on the small island of St. Louis, off the coast of Saint-Domingue (Haiti), Viaud enters into a partnership with a Haitian resident, monsieur Desclau, to trade goods to Louisiana. They hire a vessel, the Tigre, Captain La Couture, and sail with sixteen passengers and crew on 2 January 1766. During the voyage the ship springs a leak, and on 16 February 1766 runs aground and breaks up on an island off the coast of Florida. Viaud's account of his adventures somehow fell into the hands of the French scholar Jean Gaspard Dubois-Fontanelle who published it at Bordeaux in 1768. Exacly how much is the work of Fontanelle himself is uncertain, but it was an instant bestseller and became one of the most reprinted and translated works of the 18th century. After many years of debate and indecision, the basic framework (at least) of Viaud's account is now regarded as truthful (Howgego V, p.474-474). 'Probably the story of cannibalism accounted for the popularity of this narrative' (Huntress 80C). - Viaud's story became a bestseller in Europe and is still important for its early description of Florida.Not in Tiele or Cat. NHSM; Sabin 99414; Polak 9438. [Boeknr.: 33245 ]

€ 495,00

VIDAL, Laurent & Émilie D'ORGEIX. Les villes françaises du Nouveau Monde. Des premiers fondateurs aux ingénieurs du roi (XVIe - XVIIIe siècles). Rochefort, Centre International de la Mer, 1999. 4to. Pictorial wrappers. With many coloured illustrations. 192 pp. [Boeknr.: 34301 ]

€ 45,00

VINGBOONS, Johannes. Verzameling van pas-kaarten, dienende tot de vaart naar Oost- en Westindien; meest alle uitvoerig met de pen getekent: benevens eenige afbeeldingen van voorname eylanden, steden en sterktens, zo wel in de Spaansche Engelsche als Nederlands Indien gelegen: alle zeer net naar't leven met waterverven geschildert. (No pl., ca. 1660). Facsimile with introduction by J. van Bracht. Haarlem, Fibula-Van Dishoeck, 1981.Large folio. Artificial leather with gilt monogram of the V.O.C. and W.I.C. on frontcover. With 107 finely coloured maps, plans and panoramic views (many double page) of the erea covered by the charter of the Dutch East and West India company, with booklet with introduction by J. van Bracht and index in rear pocket. Limited edition of 1000 numbered copies printed. - This splendid facsimile contains handdrawn and painted maps, charts and views, dating from ca. 1660 from the secret map archives of the VOC and WIC. They have never been printed before. Depicting a.o. maps of Madagascar and the Gold Coast, India, Ambon, Achin, Ceylon, Cambodia, Taiwan, Thailand, Macao, Malacca, Japan, the Philippines, Venezuela, Guyana, Brazil and the Caribbean. - A very nice copy. [Boeknr.: 5996 ]

€ 450,00

VOE, Thos. F. de. Genealogy of the De Veaux family. Introducing the numerous forms of spelling the name by various branches and generations in the past eleven hundred years. (No pl.), 1885. Original cloth. With coats of arms. 302 pp. First edition. - Important history of the Huguenots in America. The first member of the De Veaux or De Vos family who emigrated to America was found in New Amsterdam, as early as the year 1653, named Matheus de Vos (as it was then spelled), and his wife. [Boeknr.: 25464 ]

€ 125,00

VOORHEES, D.W. The Holland Society: a centennial history 1885-1985. New York, The Holland Society of New York, 1985. Cloth. With many photographic illustrations. 136,XXXVIII pp. - Signed by the author. [Boeknr.: 25545 ]

€ 40,00

VOORHEES. - PROCEEDINGS OF THE TWO HUNDRED SEVENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE VAN VOORHEES FAMILY IN AMERICA. (No pl.), The Van Voorhees Association, 1935. Wrappers. With folding plate and some illustrations. 52 pp. [Boeknr.: 25510 ]

€ 25,00

VRIES, R.W.P. de. Americana in commemoration of the Hudson-Fulton celebration. Catalogue of books, maps, prints, portraits offered for sale at prices affixed. Amsterdam, R.W.P. de Vries, 1909. Wrappers (spine sl. dam.). With plates. 181 pp. Sale-catalogue with 1486 items. [Boeknr.: 35392 ]

€ 45,00

WALES, S.H. State sovereignty and slavery. Speech delivered at Bridgeport, Conn., March, 1865. Pending the State election. New York, MacDonald & Swank, 1867.Original printed wrappers, with ornamental border. 16 pp. [Boeknr.: 20275 ]

€ 60,00

WALKER, J.W.G. Ocean to ocean. An account personal and historical of Nicaragua and its people. Chicago, A.C. McClurg & Co., 1902.Original pictorial cloth. With 4 folding maps and 14 photographic plates. 309 pp. First edition. - During the year 1898 the author was employed, under the direction of the Nicaragua Canal Commission, in surveying the belt of country available for canal construction between Lake Nicaragua and the Pacific ocean (Preface). [Boeknr.: 36624 ]

€ 45,00

WALKER, William. The war in Nicaragua. Mobile, S.H. Goetzel & Co., 1860.Original embossed cloth (spine sl. discoloured). With engraved portrait of William Walker and folding coloured map of Colton's Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras, San Salvador & Costa Rica. Revised, enlarged. 431 pp. First edition. - The filibuster William Walker (1824-1860) tried to take over parts of Mexico and later on subjugated Nicaragua and appointed himself dictator, where he served from 1856-57. Walker as commander in chief, was recognized by the United States in May 1856. In a decree, dated September 22, he restored African slavery in Nicaragua. At his high point he was in complete control of Nicaragua, but made the mistake of shutting down the transit lines for steamships from one coast to the other, this at a time when Nicaragua served as the major crossing point. The steamship company was owned by the Vanderbilt's, and Walker lost much of his support from US sources. He returned to the United States briefly before venturing back to Central America. He was finally caught and shot by the Honduran army on September 12, 1860. Palau 373738. [Boeknr.: 36762 ]

€ 475,00

WATERTON, Charles. Wanderings in South America, the north-west of the United States, and the Antilles, in the years 1812, 1816, 1820, & 1824. With original instructions for the perfect preservation of birds, etc. for cabinets of natural history. 2nd edition. London, B. Fellowes, 1828.Later half calf. With engraved frontispiece depicting 'a nondescript'. VII,341 pp. First published in London in 1825. - Charles Waterton (1782-1865) travelled to British Guiana, where the family owned plantations in 1804. In the years 1805-1812 he managed the family plantations and explored the morasses and mangrove woods of the coastal strip (Demerara). He wrote a vivid description of the Guianas, Pernambuco, St. Domingo, Martinique, Barbados, Demerera, etc. With special attention to their flora and fauna and the aboriginal population. He was an eccentric enterprising traveller (barefoot across jungles, ride on a cayman, etc.) and a zealous naturalist. It is an outstanding work on the natural history of the West Indies. A delightful, almost apological book, flavoured with classical allusions and quotations of Don Quixote (Howgego II, p.629). - (Some foxing).Sabin 102094; Hill 1833; Ragatz p.235. [Boeknr.: 8920 ]

€ 275,00

WATERTON, Charles. Wanderings in South America, the North-West of the United States, and the Antilles, in the years 1812, 1816, 1820, & 1824. With original instructions for the perfect preservation of birds, etc. for cabinets of natural history. New edition. Edited, with biographical introduction and explanatory index, by J.G. Wood. London, Macmillan and Co., 1885.Contemporary half green morocco, spine gilt (bound by Mudie). With many woodengravings. XVI,520 pp. School prize college Seti Edmundi. - First published in London in 1825. - Vivid description of the Guianas, Pernambuco, St. Domingo, Martinique, Barbados, etc. With special attention to their flora and fauna and the aboriginal population. Waterton (1782-1865) was an eccentric enterprising traveller (barefoot across jungles, ride on a cayman, etc.) and a zealous naturalist. It is an outstanding work on the natural history of Colombia and Venezuela. - A nice copy.Sabin 102094; Hill 1833. [Boeknr.: 23888 ]

€ 125,00

WATERTON, Charles. Wanderings in South America. The north-west of the United States, and the Antilles, in the years 1812, 1816, 1820, & 1824. With original instructions for the perfect preservation of birds, etc. for cabinets of natural history. New edition. Edited, with biographical introduction and explanatory index, by J.G. Wood. London, Macmillan and Co., 1880.Contemporary half green calf, spine richly gilt, with red morocco title-label. With 100 wood-engravings. XVI,520 pp. First published in London in 1825. - Vivid descriptions of the Guianas, Pernambuco, St. Domingo, Martinique, Barbados, etc. With special attention to their flora and fauna and the aboriginal population. Waterton (1782-1865) was an eccentric enterprising traveller (barefoot across jungles, ride on a cayman, etc.) and a zealous naturalist. It is an outstanding work on the natural history of Colombia and Venezuela. - A nice copy.Sabin 102094; Hill 1833; Howgego II, p.629. [Boeknr.: 7461 ]

€ 175,00

WÄTJEN, H. Das holländische Kolonialreich in Brasilien. Ein Kapitel aus der Kolonialgeschichte des 17 Jahrhunderts, Gotha, Friedrich Andrea Perthes, 1921. Modern half cloth. With folding map. XIX,352 pp. A very good study and still the best work on financial and economic aspects of the Dutch period in Brazil (Coolhaas, A critical survey, p.124). - (Some staining).Rodrigues 236. [Boeknr.: 6569 ]

€ 125,00

WATSON, John Fanning. Annals of Philadelphia, and Pennsylvania, in the olden time; being a collection of memoirs, anecdotes, and incidents of the city and its inhabitants, and of the earliest settlements of the inland part of Pennsylvania. Enlarged with many revisions and additions by Willis P. Hazard. Philadelphia, E.S. Stuart, 1887.3 volumes. Original cloth, spines gilt (spines discoloured). With numerous plates and illustrations. XVI,609; VII,633,(7); 524 pp. First published in Philadelphia in 1830. - With armorial bookplate of Boies Penrose II. - Classic history of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania with a tremendous amount of social and cultural history on the city and state from the founding through the 18th century. Including sections on events leading to the American Revolution, slavery, whaling, histories of local native American tribes and European settlers.- (With occasional annotations in the margins).Sabin 102140; Howes W 169. [Boeknr.: 8144 ]

€ 150,00

WEBSTER, Daniel. Speech upon the subject of slavery; delivered in the United States Senate on Thursday, March 7, 1850. Boston, Hotchkiss & Comp., 1850.Original printed wrappers. With engraved portrait. 36 pp. Daniel Webster (1782-1852) was a leading orator, statesmen, and lawyer. In his famous 'Seventh of March' speech in 1850, he claimed that keeping the nation together was more important than the issue of slavery. He was widely praised by people in the South but condemmed by his own party and Northern abolitionists (Rodriguez, Encyclopedia of world slavery, p.687). - (Margins stained). [Boeknr.: 20261 ]

€ 75,00

(WEEDA, Paulus). Korte uittreksels uit merkwaardige land- en zeereizen, uitgegeven door de Maatschappij: Tot nut van't algemeen. 2e stukje. Leyden, Deventer, Groningen, Mortier en Zoon, J. de Lange, J. Oomkens, 1842.Original printed wrappers (spine sl. dam.). With 5 folding maps. IV,149 pp. Voyages of Von Humboldt to America, Parry to the Arctic, Franklin to the Arctic, Denham & Clapperton in Africa, Web, Raper & Colebrooke to the Himalaya & Oxley & Sturt in Australia.Cat. NHSM I, p.109. [Boeknr.: 36198 ]

€ 95,00

WEILL, F. West-Indië. Van Looy's handelskaarten met tekst, onder toezicht van den directeur van het Bureau voor Handelsinlichtingen te Amsterdam. Amsterdam, S.L. van Looy, 1909. 8vo. Cloth. With 4 large folding maps of the West-Indies. 104 pp. [Boeknr.: 17505 ]

€ 65,00

WERD, G. de. (Hrsg.). Soweit der Erdkreis reicht. Johann Moritz von Nassau-Siegen 1604-1679. Kleve, Städtisches Museum Haus Koekkoek, 1979. Folio. Wrappers. With 12 coloured plates, and numerous illustrations. 428 pp. Fine illustrated catalogue on Johan Maurits the Brazilian, sent out by the Dutch West India Company to become Governor of Dutch Brasil (1637-1644). [Boeknr.: 6571 ]

€ 40,00

WEST, Benjamin. The death of General Wolfe. London, Woollett, Boydell & Ryland, 1776.Contemporary handcoloured engraving after Benjamin West by William Woollett. Ca. 47 x 59,5 cm. The Death of General Wolfe is a 1770 painting by Anglo-American artist Benjamin West (1738-1820), commemorating the 1759 Battle of Quebec, where General James Wolfe (1727-1759) died during his famous victory over the French at Quebec, which delivered Canada into the hands of the British, known as The Battle of the Plains of Abraham, also known as the Battle of Quebec. The painting, containing vivid suggestions of martyrdom, broke a standard rule of historical portraiture by featuring individuals who had not been present at the scene and dressed in modern, instead of classical, costumes. It depicts the general surrounded by his officers and a native American warrior, with ships in the background. Despite the fact that the painting is a more dramatized version of Wolfe's death than reality, West's work was groundbreaking for art of its time. Some consider the depiction of the Indigenous warrior in the painting, by kneeling with his chin on his fist and looking at General Wolfe an idealization inspired by the noble savage concept.The original heroic painting by Benjamin West of 1770 was an instant success and the engraving by William Woollett which followed was one of the most commercial successful prints ever published (Von Erffa & Staley, The paintings of Benjamin West, p.213). In death, General Wolfe gained fame as a national hero and became an icon of the Seven Years' War and British dominance in late eighteenth century North America. William Woollett's engraving was the best-known copy of West's original and It has become one of the best-known images in 18th-century art. - Mounted on linnen, occasionally faint rubbing, otherwise fine. [Boeknr.: 32289 ]

€ 1450,00

WESTERVELT, Frances A. Bergen County New Jersey. Marriage records copied from the entries as originally made at the court house by the ministers and justices of the Peace of the country (1797-1865). New York, Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1929. Wrappers. 116 pp. Added in photocopy: N.G. BLAUVELT. Index of Bergen County marriages. 1933. 82 lvs. [Boeknr.: 25450 ]

€ 65,00

WETTENGL, K. (Red.). Maria Sibylla Merian 1647-1717. Kunstenares en natuuronderzoekster. Haarlem, Teylers Museum, (1998). 4to. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With numerous illustrations (many in colours). 276 pp. Anna Maria Sibylla Merian (1647 - 1717), made at the age of 52 in 1699 a trip to Suriname with her youngest daughter, Dorothea Maria Graff. She studied the plants and insects and made detailed drawings of them. [Boeknr.: 31773 ]

€ 45,00

WHYMPER, Edward. Travels amongst the Great Andes of the Equator. 2nd edition. London, John Murray, 1892.Contemporary half calf. With 4 maps, 20 plates and 118 illustrations. XXIV,456 pp. First published in 1891. - An exciting and important account of Whymper's climbing to the top of Mount Cimborozo, a lofty destination that had defeated Humboldt and Bolivar. With descriptions of his preparations and his scientific results. 'Often considered his magnum opus, Travels among the Great Andes of the Equator combines a popular account of his ascents with his detailed scientific observations' (DNB). - A fine copy of a classic of South American mountaineering literature. Neate W66. [Boeknr.: 8320 ]

€ 350,00

WHYMPER, Fréderick. Voyages et aventures dans l'Alaska (ancienne Amérique Russe). Ouvrage traduit de l'Anglais avec l'autorisation de l'auteur par Émile Jonveaux. Paris, Hachette et Cie., 1871.Contemporary half green morocco, spine gilt, top edge gilt. With folding map and 37 wood-engravings. II,412 pp. First French edition; first published in London in 1868: Travel and adventure in the territory of Alaska, formerly Russian America. - The author, a member of the Western Union Telegraph Co. Expedition, visited Plover Bay (Chukotka) 1865, and Petropavlovsk 1866, traveled in Kamchatka and on the west coast of Okhotsk Sea; later made journeys up and down the Yokon River from the Norton Sound region. He gives here accounts of his journeys (Arctic Bibl. 19424 English ed.). Whymper's account, and his artwork, constitute one of the most significant contributions to Alaska description of this period' (Haycox, Alaska Biblio. p. 254) Also containing the authorís reminiscences of his travels in British Columbia in the 1860ís, and his trip to the interior of Vancouver Island in 1864 - Some foxing otherwise fine.Howgego IV, p.1004. [Boeknr.: 25554 ]

€ 175,00

WIEDER, F.C. De stichting van New York in juli 1625. Reconstructies en nieuwe gegevens ontleend aan de Van Rappard documenten. 's Gravenhage, 1925. Reprint. Zutphen, Walburg Pers, 2009. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With 28 maps and plates. XI,242 pp. Linschoten-Vereeniging XXVI. - Dealing with the founding of Nieuw Amsterdam at the mouth of the Hudson River in July 1625. [Boeknr.: 31072 ]

€ 45,00

WIENCEK, Henry. The Hairstons. An American faimily in black and white. New York, St. Martin's Press, (1999). Half cloth, with dust-jacket. XX,361 pp. [Boeknr.: 32111 ]

€ 25,00

WILKES, Charles. Narrative of the United States exploring expedition, during the years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842. Philadelphia, Lea and Blanchard, 1845.5 volumes. Contemporary speckled calf, spines with raised bands, gilt ruled and green morocco title labels. With 11 folding maps (10 folding), 64 steel-engraved plates and ca. 300 wood-engravings in the text. Official trade edition, this edition and all later editions later than 1845 appeared without the atlas (Haskell p.40); the official first edition, of which only 100 copies were printed, issued also in 1845. - The first major American expedition, circumnavigated the globe under the command of Charles Wilkes between the summer of 1838 and the summer of 1842. He visited and explored the coast of South America, over 200 Pacific islands, Australia and New Zealand (1839-40), the Hawaiian Islands (1840-41), the northwest coast of America and California (1841) and the South Pacific again in 1841. In 1842 he visited South Africa. Wilkes did find icecovered land, now called Wilkes Land, west of Adélie Land. He also surveyed more than two thousand kilometres of Antarctic coastline, confirming the existence of a vast polar continent. The expedition was made up of a number of notable American scientists, and their botanical, natural history and geological findings are included. 'Wilkes was tried in a court-martial for numerous varieties of scandalous conduct, neglect of duty, cruelty, oppression and illegal punishment of seamen' (Conrad p.50). 'Charles Wilkes, no poster-boy of American polar exploration, was a flogging tyrant, paranoid and peevish, insecure and insensitive. Yet as 'Commander' of the United States Exploring Expedition of 1838-42, Wilkes achieved a great deal of lasting significance, not only in his relatively brief visit to Antarctica but throughout the four-year voyage, especially in the South Pacific Islands' (Stam, Books on ice, p.80). This expedition was probably the last voyage of discovery around the world completed entirely by sailing ships.- A nice set of Wilkesís great United States Exploring Expedition. Haskell 3, Cf. Sabin 103994; Hill 1866; Ferguson 5584; NZNB 6072; Mendelssohn II, p.610; O'Reilly/Reitman 995; Forbes 1575. [Boeknr.: 11901 ]

€ 2450,00

WILLEY, Austin. The history of the antislavery cause in state and nation. Portland, Brown Thurston and Hoyt, Fogg & Donham, 1886.Original pictorial cloth with text 'Go Free' and gilt illustration with Lincoln and slave on cover. With 19 (mostly) photographic portraits. XII,503 pp. First edition. - 'For broader and richer intelligence the work goes back centuries to the origin of the African slave-trade, sketches its horrible progress, its legal abolition by the British government, and the abolition of slavery under it and in other countries. Slavery is then followed to this continent, and traced down to the Revolution, and to the Abolition Ara. Then opens the great conflict; its principles, objects, measures, and true spirit, all carefully outlined till slavery fell' (Preface).Work p.305; Afro-Americana 11227. [Boeknr.: 8572 ]

€ 95,00

WILLIAMS, Sherman. New York's part in history. New York, London, D. Appleton and Comp., 1915. Original cloth (dam.), top edge gilt. With maps and plates. XIV,391 pp. - (Libr. copy). [Boeknr.: 25543 ]

€ 35,00

WILLIAMSON, James A. The voyages of the Cabots and the English discovery of North America under Henry VII and Henry VIII.London, 1929. Reprint. Amsterdam, Nico Israel, 1971. 4to. Imitation leather. With 13 maps and plates. XIII,290 pp. Argonaut Press 7. - The voyages of John Cabot in 1497 and 1498 and the North West voyage of Sebastian Cabot. [Boeknr.: 34524 ]

€ 45,00

WILSON MOORE, Rachel. Journal of Rachel Wilson Moore, kept during a tour to the West Indies and South America, in 1863-64. With notes from the diary of her husband; together with his memoir. (Edited by) George Truman. Philadelphia, T. Ellwood Zell, 1867.Original cloth, spine gilt. 274 pp. First edition. - Journal of her keen observations of life in the Caribbean, including visits to plantations. She was shocked by the state of slavery. With visits to Nassau, Havana, St. Thomas, Barbados, St. Vincent, Grenada, Trinidad, etc.Sabin 50430; Afro-Americana 6787; Theakstone, Vicorian & Edwardian women travellers, p.190. [Boeknr.: 36709 ]

€ 275,00

(WILSON), Thomas. The knowledge and practice of christianity made easy to the meanest capacities: or, an essay towards an instruction for the Indians .. In twenty dialogues. 19th edition. London, F.C. and J. Rivington, 1811.Sm.8vo. Contemporary calf (hinges weak). (8),XXIV,280 pp. First edition was published in London in 1740. - Wilson was bishop of Sodor and Man, a diocese of the Church of England. This instruction manual for American missionaries was frequently reprinted during the years 1740-1848, meant "for propagating the Gospel amongst Indians and Negroes," During a visit of London in 1735 he met James Edward Oglethorpe, British soldier, Member of Parliament and founder of the Colony of Georgia. It was the beginning of Wilson's interest in foreign mission.Sabin 104690. [Boeknr.: 25294 ]

€ 95,00

WOLF, Edmund Jacob. The Lutherans in America. A story of struggle, progress, influence and marvelous growth. With an introduction by H.E. Jacobs. New York, J.A. Hill & Comp., 1889. Original cloth (spine ends dam.). With many illustrations and plates. 544 pp. Account of the earliest Lutherans in America: the Dutch, Swedes and Germans. - (With library stamp). [Boeknr.: 16377 ]

€ 45,00

WOLLEY, Charles. A two years' journal in New York and part of its territories in America. London, 1701. Reprint. With an introduction and notes by E. Gaylord Bourne. New York, Harbor Hill Books, 1973. Cloth, with dust-jacket. 75 pp. An eyewitness account of New York by the first English clergyman (1678-1680). [Boeknr.: 25591 ]

€ 40,00

(WRIGHT D'ARUSMONT, Frances). Views of society and manners in America; in a series of letters from that country to a friend in England, during the years 1818, 1819, and 1820. By an English woman. 2nd American edition. New York, E. Bliss and E. White, 1821.Contemporary half calf. XII,387 pp. First edition published the same year. - Frances Wright (1795-1852) visited both the United States and Canada. Later she sat up a colony, called Nashoba, for the rehabilitation of Negro slaves in Tennessee. (Cf. Robinson, Wayward women, p. 197/198 on Frances Trollope). This New York edition has additions and corrections by the auhtor. 'One of the most celebrated travel memoirs of the early nineteenth century.... The end of the Napoleonic wars and improvements in sea transport opened the way for the more casual tourist, and Francis Wright was among the first to turn this new accessibility to literary advantage' (Notable American Women, p.676). 'Fanny Wright, as she was popular called, has an interesting and provocative place in American history as an author, journalist, lecturer, social experimenter, and general disturber of thoughts' (Clark II, p.19). - (Foxed).Sabin 105597; TPL, 2 Suppl., 7059. [Boeknr.: 8394 ]

€ 175,00

WRIGHT, Marie Robinson. The new Brazil. Its resources and attractions, historical, descriptive, and industrial. Philadelphia, George Barrie & Co., (1901).Folio. Original decorated cloth gilt, gilt edges. With numerous photographic illustrations in the text. 450 pp. First edition. - Marie Robinson Wright 1853 - 1914) was an American travel writer. She was elected member of learned societies in various parts of the world; and served as a special delegate or representative to international expositions. It was, however, as an observer and especially as a writer, that Wright gained her fame. Her books were written about Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Peru, and Mexico. These volumes were generous octavos, well illustrated, and filled with facts gathered chiefly from authoritative sources or confirmed by her own observations. They ran through more than one edition, and were esteemed in the countries they described. A major guide to Brazil, profusely illustrated showing all aspects of life in Brazil during the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries. [Boeknr.: 1982 ]

€ 75,00

YOUNG, Alexander. Chronicles of the Pilgrim Fathers of the colony of Plymouth, from 1602 to 1625. Now first collected from original records and contemporaneous printed documents, and illustrated with notes. Boston, Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1841.Original embossed cloth with gilt lettering on spine. With frontispiece portrait, 2 maps and 4 illustrations (1 depicting the Mayflower), and 2 maps. XVI,504 pp. First edition. - This volume will be found to contain an authentic history of the Pilgrim Fathers who planted the Colony of Plymouth, from their origin in John Robinson's congregation in 1602, to his death in 1625, written by themselves (Preface). Contains Gov. Bradford's history of Plymouth Colony, Bradford's and Winslow's journal, Cushman's discourse, Winslow's relation and brief narration, Gov. Bradford's dialogue & memoir of Elder Brewster. - Classic early history of the Pilgrim Fathers.Sabin 106053; Howes Y14. [Boeknr.: 36161 ]

€ 295,00

ZEE, Henri van der. Het edelste gewest. De geschiedenis van Nieuw-Nederland 1609-1674. Amsterdam, H.J.W. Becht, 1982. Boards, with dust-jacket. With illustrations. 278 pp. The story of the only Dutch colonial experiment in North America, from its discovery in 1609 by Henry Hudson to the ignominious defeat that forced Pieter Stuyvesant to hand the area over to the English in 1664 and the brief reconquest of 1673-1674. [Boeknr.: 6870 ]

€ 25,00

ZIMMERMANN, (Eberhard August Wilhelm) von. Taschenbuch der Reisen, oder unterhaltende Darstellung der Entdeckungen des 18ten Jahrhunderts. Jahrgang II. Leipzig., Gerhard Fleischer, 1803.Sm.8vo. Original boards (sl. rubbed). With frontispiece depicting Johanna from Suriname, portrait of Charles Marie de la Condamine, folding map of the West-Indies by Arrossmith, and 9 engravings (8 folding. (6),304 pp. Almost entirely devoted to the West-Indies: Chatoyer, ein Oberhaupt der schwarzen Carraiben auf St. Vincent, nebst seinen fünf Frauen; Die Maron-Neger schliessen auf Jamaica Frieden mit den Engländern; Frelawny Town, die Stadt der Maron-Neger auf Jamaica; Marsch gegen die Maron-Neger im holländischen Gujana; etc. With fine plates , 2 plates taken from Stedman, Suriname. - (Browned). [Boeknr.: 17501 ]

€ 175,00

ZURING, J. De bewogen historie van de Cosmas en Damianuskerk in Igarassu, het oudste kerkje van Brazilië. Venlo, Van Spijk, (1995). 4to. Wrappers. With illustrations. 54 pp. The Cosmas and Damian church in Igarassu, the oldest church in Brazil. [Boeknr.: 30559 ]

€ 18,00

ZWIERLEIN, Frederick .J. Religion in New Netherland. A history of the development of the religious conditions in the province of New Netherland 1623-1664. New York, Jon P. Smith, 1910. Wrappers. With folding map. VI,351 pp. Thesis. - With autograph dedication by the author. [Boeknr.: 14628 ]

€ 45,00


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