CUBA. MESSAGE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, communicating, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate of the 5th instant, a report from the Secretary of State upon the subject of the supposed kidnapping of colored persons in the southern States for the purpose of selling them as slaves in Cuba. (Washington), 1866. Disbound. 55 pp. - (Senate Ex. Doc., 39th Congress, 1st session). [Boeknr.: 20228 ]

€ 75,00

GURNEY, Joseph John. A winter in the West Indies, described in familiar letters to Henry Clay of Kentucky. London, John Murray, 1840.Original cloth (rebacked). With engraved frontispiece (Sligoville - Jamaica) and engraved plate (Brownstown - Jamaica) (both stained). XVI,282 pp. First edition; with autograph dedication by the author. - Letters of the celebrated Quaker Gurney (1788-1847) about the consequences of the abolition of slavery in the West Indies (Cuba, Jamaica, Dominica, St. Thomas, Antigua, etc.), wellcomed by the author as a great benefaction. A large part of the work is devoted to a close description of Jamaica. Includes also a chapter on the Cuban slave trade, in which U.S. capital is involved. - (Age-browned).Sabin 29312; Hogg 2654; Work p.268; The Beinecke Lesser Antilles Collection 853; Not in Ragatz. [Boeknr.: 22855 ]

€ 295,00

HERRERA, Antonius de. Verscheide zee en land-togten gedaan in de West-Indien: d'eerste door den beroemden Jean Ponze de Leon, een en andermaal ondernomen naar Florida, in't jaar 1512. De andere gedaan door Pamphilio de Narvaes, uit bevel van Diego de Velazques, op't eiland Cuba naar't landschap Cumaguyea en elders, in't jaar 1513. Verhalende, behalven veel zeldzame ontmoetingen met d'Indiaanen; d'eerste kundschap van't goudryk Peru .. In 't Spaans beschreven .. nu aller-eerst in't Nederduyts vertaald. Leyden, Pieter van der Aa, 1706.Sm.8vo. Modern half morocco (old wrappers preserved). With engraved title-vignette and 4 double-page engraved plates. 77,(6) pp. Issued in Pieter van der Aa's collection of voyages. - Juan Ponce de Leon (1460-1521) accompanied Columbus on his second voyage to the New World, assisted in the conquest of the Dominican Republic and conquered Puerto Rico. In 1513 he took possession of Florida for Spain. Pánfilo de Narvaez took part in the invasion of Cuba in 1512 to 1514, where he slashed his way across the southern part of the island with fifteen crossbowmen and a few arquebusiers. - (Age-browned).Tiele 5; Cat. NHSM I, p.107; Sabin 31551; European-Americana 706/127; Palau 114307. [Boeknr.: 12321 ]

€ 350,00

McINTOSH, Burr. The little I saw of Cuba. London, New York, F. Tennyson Neely, (1899).Oblong 8vo. Original pictorial cloth. With numerous photographic illustrations taken by the author. 173 pp. Account of the U.S. invasion of Cuba in 1898 by Burr William McIntosh, representing Leslie's Weekly. - Rare. [Boeknr.: 16359 ]

€ 75,00

MEYER, Joseph. Meyer's Universum, oder Abbildung und Beschreibung des sehenswerthesten und merkwürdigsten der Natur und Kunst auf der gantzen Erde. Redaction & Text von Friedrich Hofmannn. Band 19. Hildburghausen und New York, Bibliographischen Institut, 1857.Oblong 8vo. Contemporary half calf. With steelengraved title-page and 46 (of 48) steel-engraved views. Fine views of Paris, München, Dresden, Mount Jefferson, Mississippi, Missouri, Hudson, New York, Boston, Washington, Cuba, Jerusalem, etc. - (Few blank margins sl. waterstained).Andres p.169. [Boeknr.: 33011 ]

€ 125,00

MORELET, Arthur. Voyage dans l' Amémerique centrale, l'ile de Cuba et le Yucatan. Paris, Gide & J. Baudry, 1857.2 volumes in 1. Contemporary half calf (1 hinge restored). With folding lithographed map of Yucatan, Guatemala and Cuba, coloured in outline, (some repairs), 2 leaves with musical notation, and 22 wood-engraved illustrations, after drawings by the author, heading each chapter. 337; 323 pp. First edition. - An important account of a voyage to Central America and Cuba by the French naturalist and traveller Pierre Marie Arthur Morelet (1809-1892). He was sponsored by the Académie des Sciences, he went on an expedition from 1847 to 1848 to Southern Mexico and Central America, including Cuba, to collect specimens for the Musée d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris. After two months in Cuba he went to Yucatan. In 1847 also arrived in the Petén district in Guatemala and travelled to Antigua (Troelstra, p.311). Morelet visited isolated regions of Guatemala and Yucatán which had not been described for many years (Howgego). - (Foxed).Sabin 50591; Chadenat 2706: Ouvrage recherché et devenu rare; Howgego II, p. 418. [Boeknr.: 36615 ]

€ 2450,00

POEY Y ALAY, Felipe. Memorias sobre la historia natural de la isla de Cuba, acompanadas de sumarions latinos y extractos en Frances. Habana, imprenta de Barcina, 1851 - 1858 (= 1861).2 volumes. Contemporary half black morocco, spines gilt. With 53 lithographed plates, 17 printed in colour and finished by hand. 463; 442 pp. First edition. - Extremely rare work on the zoology of Cuba by Felipe Poey y Aloy (1799-1891), a famous naturalist. The drawings were made by Poey and some of the lithographing was done by Mialhe, a well-known Cuban lithographer. One of the classic accounts of animal life in Cuba, by a well-known Spanish naturalist (Wood). - A fine set.Nissen, ZBI, 3210; Palau 22998, Sabin 63673; Wood p.522. [Boeknr.: 36616 ]

€ 3500,00

SUGAR PLANTATION, WEST INDIES. A VISIT TO THE WEST INDIES - THE MANUFACTURE OF SUGAR. London, 1876.9 woodengravings on 3 leaves (each ca. 31 x 22,5 cm). From: The Graphic. An illustrated weekly Newspaper. - Depicting: Tree and chapel of Christopher Columbus, Havana. The manufacture of sugar: Cutting the cane, Carting home the cane, Water cart and plantation well, Putting cane on conductor, Grinding the cane, Boiling and testing the juice, Night patrol going round the plantations, In the purging house-cutting and crushing the sugar, In the boiler room - feeding the fires with 'bagazo'. [Boeknr.: 30979 ]

€ 95,00

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 and the state of slavery. With visits to Nassau, Havana, St. Thomas, Barbados, St. Vincent, Grenada, Trinidad, etc.Sabin 50430. [Boeknr.: 36709 ]

€ 275,00

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