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ANDERSON, Alexander D. The Silver Country or the Great Southwest. A review of the mineral and other wealth, the attractions and material development of the former kingdom of New Spain, comprising Mexico and the Mexican cessions to the United States in 1848 and 1853. New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1877.Original green cloth, with map of New Spain in black to upper cover, spine lettered in gilt. With folding map (some tears rep.). 221 pp. First edition. - The first important work on the whole of America's Southwest, California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico, including much information on the gold and silver mines, agriculture and stockraising, topography and climate, etc. - Blind-stamped library stamp on title-page, otherwise fine.Cowan p.5. [Boeknr.: 8438 ]

€ 150,00

BUSSIERRE, Marie Théodore de. L'empire Mexicain. Histoire des Toltèques, des Chichimèques, des Aztèques et de la conquête Espagnole. Paris, Henri Plon, 1863.Original embossed cloth. 427 pp. First edition. - Marie-Théodore Renouard, Viscount of Bussierre ( 1802 - 1865 ) was a French diplomat, traveller, ethnologist and a writer. - (Some foxing).Sabin 9561. [Boeknr.: 8477 ]

€ 175,00

HAZARD, Samuel. Santo Domingo, past and present; with a glance at Hayti. New York, Harper & Brothers,1873.Original pictorial cloth (spine discoloured). With frontispiece, folding map and numerous wood-engravings. XXIX,511 pp. First edition. - An historical, topographical and economic account of the Dominican Republic and Haiti, profusely illustarted. Samuel Hazard went to Santo Domingo in 1871 as an independent newspaper correspondent to report on the United States Commission that was investigating the overall condition of the island. Congress had been considering Santo Domingo's application for admission into the Union. The volume includes a substantial bibliography. [Boeknr.: 8443 ]

€ 275,00

LEWIS, Matthew Gregory. Journal of a West India proprietor, kept during a residence in the island of Jamaica. London, John Murray, 1834.Old boards, with printed title label on spine, uncut. 408 pp. First edition. - Account of two journeys in Jamaica in 1815 - 1817, published posthumously. Lewis inherited extensive property in Jamaica and wrote this journal during his visits there in 1815 and 1817. On his second visit he contracted the yellow fever which led to his death on the voyage home. 'An interesting document dealing with the state of the island after the abolition of the slave trade and before the freeing of the blacks' (Ragatz p.227). - Age-browned otherwise a fine copy of one of the best pictures of Caribbean plantation life.Sabin 40821; Work p.268. [Boeknr.: 8537 ]

€ 225,00


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